Opinion: Strengthening Gavi is a way forward for global vaccine equity

The Biden administration’s upcoming Covid-19 summit will shine a spotlight on the global failure to achieve vaccine equity. Although nearly 12 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered globally and 80% of people in high-income countries vaccinated, as I write this, in low-income countries, only 16% of people have received a vaccine.

Poor countries have been left behind for multiple reasons: Rich and vaccine-producing countries jumped the queue, the costs and challenges of vaccine delivery were vastly underestimated, international coordination failed, and more.

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