Africa at the Back of the Queue for Potential Covid-19 Vaccine?

According to vaccinologist, Professor Shabir Madhi, Africa is way down on the pecking order to receive the Covid-19 vaccine once it is developed. Delivering a keynote address during a virtual dialogue around "public trust and the delivery of Covid-19 vaccines", Madhi spoke about several barriers on the continent, including limited manufacturing capabilities, cost, and supply-chain constraints, and the dearth of clinical trials. Madhi's comments come after nations across the continent prepare to participate in a groundbreaking initiative that aims to secure at least 220 million doses of a Covid-19 vaccine, once licensed and approved.

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Researchers around the world are trying to find a vaccine against the novel coronavirus (file photo).

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