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‘Share dollars and doses’: rich world tries to tackle vaccine inequalities

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By Crispian Balmer and Francesco Guarascio ROME (Reuters) – Major drugmakers and rich nation leaders faced up on Friday to the startling global imbalance in fighting COVID-19 and made big pledges to up supplies of cut-price vaccines to poorer regions. Lavishly-funded mass inoculation campaigns are helping the West and others slash infections, but few shots have reached poorer nations where the virus is still raging, sometimes uncontrollably, drawing accusations of “vaccine apartheid”. More than 80% of the first billion shots went to wealthy countries, compared to just 0.2% for low-income natio…

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