All jabber and no jabbing: rich nations fail the vax cooperation ...

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All jabber and no jabbing: rich nations fail the vax cooperation test

Solidarity is not just some kumbaya talk, report by London think-thank stresses

James Paton

Despite calls for solidarity, many countries have undermined the global fight against Covid-19 by acting in their own self-interest and failing to look after their most vulnerable citizens, new research shows.

Inequitable access to vaccines is the most glaring example of the lack of unity, according to the study led by Chatham House, a London-based think tank. Rich countries cornered the market, hampering global partnerships such as the Covax distribution programme, the authors wrote.

The analysis published on Wednesday also found that 46% of Covid-19 deaths across 21 countries were among care-home residents, people at the highest risk, and pointed to UK statistics showing males from a black background had a death rate almost four times higher than white men...

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