Wealthy nations will have 1.2 billion doses they don’t need


  • Economy
  • Sunday, 05 Sep 2021

WEALTHY countries face mounting pressure to divert Covid vaccine supplies to lower-income regions, with a new analysis showing they’ll likely have about 1.2 billion extra doses available by the end of the year.

The U.S., Britain, European nations and others could satisfy their own needs -- vaccinating about 80% of their populations over the age of 12 and moving ahead with booster programs -- and still have large quantities to redistribute globally, according to London-based analytics firm Airfinity Ltd.

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