Boost for vaccine doses planned for poor as virus rages on

Geneva (AFP) – Up to 100 million additional doses of any eventual Covid-19 vaccines will be secured for delivery to poorer countries in 2021, health groups announced Tuesday, as the virus showed no sign of receding after claiming more than one million lives around the world.The announcement doubles the number of doses already secured from the Serum Institute of India by the Gavi vaccine alliance and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, following an initial agreement last month.The public-private health partnership stressed that the eventual total is “potentially several times” greater, and sai…

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