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‘Like copying a Louis Vuitton handbag’: big pharma hits out at Africa’s replica Covid vaccine

Knowledge-sharing hub in Cape Town reverse engineered the Moderna vaccine, but future of the initiative to reduce inequity remains unsure

When news broke that scientists had developed an effective vaccine against Covid, Emile Hendricks was living in a deprived suburb of Cape Town and studying for a degree in biotechnology.

He thought he and his community would not have access to such a vaccine, or at the very least would be at the back of the queue.

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