Poor countries will have to wait for Covid-19 vaccine leftovers until 2023

Rich countries—including Canada, Australia, the US, and members of the EU—will have received enough doses of Covid-19 vaccines to vaccinate their populations four times over before many countries receive any at all.

As poor nations—led by India and South Africa, and with US support—continue to push for a temporary patent waiver that would allow them to produce the vaccines without paying for licensing, wealthy ones have brokered deals with Pfizer and Moderna to secure billions of doses by 2023.

Securing future vaccines

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