My uncle died of Covid-19 before he could get a vaccine in Kenya, and I got mine in a US drugstore. This is what vaccine inequality looks like - News Summed Up

My uncle died of Covid-19 before he could get a vaccine in Kenya, and I got mine in a US drugstore. This is what vaccine inequality looks like


The acute shortage of doses for the world's poorest people has been called " vaccine apartheid ," " greed " and a "catastrophic moral failure." He was not vaccinated because Kenya didn't -- and still does not -- have enough shots even for a senior like him. "And because people are dying every day, that's why I say that a vaccine delayed is a vaccine denied," Dr. Gitahi Githinji, group CEO of Amref Health Africa, told CNN. By the time my grandmother got vaccinated by local officials it was already too late as she had been infected by Covid-19. But many people like my grandmother have died, or will die, because of the accident of where they live.


Source: CNN July 21, 2021 04:07 UTC



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