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World's Richest Nations Hoard Disproportionate Share Of Vaccines, Leaving The Rest Behind

A member of staff receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Abercorn House Care Home on Dec. 14, 2020 in Hamilton, Scotland. (Russell Cheyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
A member of staff receives the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Abercorn House Care Home on Dec. 14, 2020 in Hamilton, Scotland. (Russell Cheyne - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

As COVID-19 vaccine candidates roll out across the West, global health experts are criticizing the deals those countries have made directly with vaccine manufacturers. Poorer countries are being left behind, complicating a recovery that will involve global coordination.

Host Peter O’Dowd speaks with Thomas Bollyky, director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations, about this emerging crisis.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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