France to double Covid vaccine doses for poorer countries

In this file photo taken on August 11, 2021 Vials of Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine and sodium cloride (used for dilution of the vaccine) are seen at a community vaccination event. PHOTO/AFP

What you need to know:

  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, head of the World Health Organization, has repeatedly denounced the injustice of the massive imbalance in the distribution of vaccine doses in rich and poor countries.

France will double the number of vaccine doses it will send to poorer countries to 120 million, President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Saturday, in a video broadcast during the Global Citizen concert in Paris.


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