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How Australia’s fickleness on COVID vaccines is perpetuating global vaccine inequity | The Conversation

By Sarah Joseph and Gregory Dore
July 26, 2021

Despite assurances from Prime Minister Scott Morrison that Australia was at “the front of the queue” for COVID-19 vaccines, Australia’s rate of vaccination ranks last in the OECD.

Nevertheless, Australia is still ahead of scores of other nations when it comes to vaccination rates, with many countries in the developing world unlikely to be able to vaccinate significant numbers of their people before 2023.

Global vaccine inequity is a “catastrophic moral failure”, according to the director-general of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

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Source: How Australia’s fickleness on COVID vaccines is perpetuating global vaccine inequity | The Conversation

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