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Publisert 24. sep. 2021 11:25

IHP: It is misleading to claim that the current vaccine apartheid could have been averted if other countries behaved more like Norway. While Norway’s financial contribution is exceptional, many other wealthy countries have taken a similar approach: they have provided public subsidies to pharma; offered high-level political support for COVAX and aid money to purchase vaccines for low-income countries, while also monopolizing vaccine supply, protecting pharma interests, and failing to deliver on dose pledges, writes Antoine de Bengy Puyvallée and Katerini Storeng.

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Publisert 30. aug. 2021 10:39

– I realiteten konkurrerer Covax, Norge og alle om de samme dosene, så lenge det er begrenset vaksineproduksjonskapasitet. Der har rike land kommet veldig mye bedre ut i køen. Å sette en tredje dose og vaksinere barn vil da bare forsterke forskjellene mellom rike og fattige land, sier Katerini Storeng.