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Africa’s lack of Covid-19 vaccines ‘deplorable’ says HIV expert

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The continent is “back of the queue” despite hosting vaccine trials

 A top South African scientist has slammed the global inequality in accessing Covid-19 vaccines, noting that despite vaccines being tested in African countries “they had to join the back of the queue”.

Quaraisha Abdool Karim, a global expert in HIV prevention in women, criticised the “deplorable inequity” of vaccines at a meeting on vaccine manufacturing in Africa on 28 May.

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