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Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines
Growing toll on fragile health systems prompts calls for more global equity
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/unprotected-african-health-workers-die-rich-countries-buy-covid-19-vaccines
Kai Kupferschmidt @kakape - Wed Feb 17
I’m really struggling with this idea of a race to vaccinate everyone HERE now. Yes, we all want vaccine asap. But while we are discussing how soon we can immunize everyone in Germany or the US, health workers are dying in countries with zero doses so far. sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Soumya Swaminathan @doctorsoumya - Wed Feb 17
Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Madhu Pai, MD, PhD @paimadhu - Thu Feb 18
Add this to the annals of global health inequities: Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines @kakape sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Dr. Tom Frieden @DrTomFrieden - Fri Feb 19
Millions of people in a small number of countries have been vaccinated, but health workers across Africa have not. The world has a responsibility to share vaccines. bit.ly/3pFCmZj
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Jon Cohen @sciencecohen - Wed Feb 17
This @kakape story is a must read. It's a horror that healthcare workers in most of the world have no access to COVID-19 vaccines. One COVID death in this story is a doctor I knew well, David Katzenstein, and his death broke many hearts, mine included. sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Helen Branswell @HelenBranswell - Thu Feb 18
Africa cannot afford to lose health workers; it has far too few as it is. But #Covid19 is thinning these already thin ranks, @kakape reports. While rich countries are trying to vaccinate broadly, many countries still don't have vaccine for health workers. sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Martin Enserink @martinenserink - Thu Feb 18
As rich countries are racing to vaccinate their populations, health workers in Africa are still waiting for the first doses. “I don’t know why there isn’t a massive clamor to do something about that.” bit.ly/2ZnorMY
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BK Titanji #ILookLikeAScientist @Boghuma - Wed Feb 17
How do we best make the case for the young and healthy in the world's wealthiest countries to cede their spot in the global queue for #COVID19 vaccines to healthcare workers in LICs dying on the frontlines? No easy answers. Powerful piece by @kakape sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
Dr Nicole E Basta @IDEpiPhD - Thu Feb 18
Excellent piece on incredible moral AND public health failure due to global #COVID19 #vaccine disparity. Thank you @kakape! Please write another one examining the responsibility of pharma during this crisis. 1/n sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Kirsten Bibbins-Domingo @KBibbinsDomingo - Wed Feb 17
Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
thelonevirologist @thelonevirologi - Thu Feb 18
Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…
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Ash Paul @pash22 - Thu Feb 18
Unprotected African health workers die as rich countries buy up COVID-19 vaccines sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/u…