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South Africa’s Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize (centre). The government has been criticised for not having an actionable plan on vaccines. Photo by Darren Stewart/Gallo Images via Getty Images

South Africa failed to get its act together on vaccines: here’s how

Critics of the South African government argue that it has done too little too late to secure vaccines, and that it doesn't have a proper plan in place for rollout.
A market place in Ghana’s capital Accra. Developing countries like Ghana risk being left behind in the race to secure COVID-19 vaccines. Christian Thompson/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Dummy’s guide to how trade rules affect access to COVID-19 vaccines

A waiver on some intellectual property rules at the WTO for COVID-19 vaccines would ensure more equitable access, but wouldn't solve all the problems facing developing countries.
Research technician Leon McFarlane handles a blood sample from a volunteer in the laboratory at Imperial College in London, where a COVID-19 vaccine is under development, on July 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Canada’s ‘me first’ COVID-19 vaccine strategy may come at the cost of global health

With $1 billion in advance purchase agreements for COVID-19 vaccines, Canada has joined the vaccine nationalists: rich countries buying up more than half the global short-term supply of vaccine.

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