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A Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver will save lives. The rich West must stop blocking it

In his media briefing on December 22, World Health Organization director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned that blanket booster programmes are likely to prolong the Covid-19 pandemic, rather than end it, “by diverting supply to countries that already have high levels of vaccination coverage, giving the virus more opportunities to spread and mutate”.The Omicron variant is seen widely as an example of that type of mutation.An angry Dr Ayoade Alakija, co-chair of the African Union’s…

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