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WHO Warns Only 7% of African Population Fully Inoculated Amid Ongoing Vaccine Apartheid

HeadlineJan 19, 2022

As the world’s wealthiest people gather virtually for the World Economic Forum, the World Health Organization warned against persistent vaccine inequality.

Dr. Michael Ryan: “If we look at the population of the world in total, over half of the world’s population has received two doses of vaccine. But if we look at in Africa, in our African regional office states, only 7%. So the reality is that the world is moving towards a 70% goal; the problem is we are leaving huge swathes of the world behind.”

The summit, usually hosted in Davos, Switzerland, is being held virtually for the second consecutive year due to the pandemic.

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