Oxfam: Wealthy Nations Bought Up More Than Half of World’s Coronavirus Vaccine Contenders

HeadlineSep 17, 2020

Globally, confirmed coronavirus cases are rapidly approaching 30 million, with over 940,000 recorded deaths from COVID-19. India recorded nearly 98,000 positive cases over the last 24 hours, the highest one-day toll for any country since the start of the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Oxfam reports a small group of wealthy nations — representing just 13% of the world’s population — has secured contracts for more than half of the world’s future supply of coronavirus vaccine. Oxfam warns this could leave two-thirds of the world’s population without access to a vaccine until at least 2022.

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