Professor of Global Health & Public Policy @DukeU. Director, Center for Policy Impact in Global Health. TIME magazine columnist. DJ @wxdu. Views are my own
“Rich nations have bought up most doses long into the future, often far more than they could conceivably need.”
Rich nations will have 1 billion excess (unused) doses in 2021. A public health & moral catastrophe, & the defining crisis of our time. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
The coronavirus is sweeping Africa at a pace not seen before in the pandemic with deaths jumping by over 40% in the past week. Yet over 1% of Africans have been fully vaccinated.
With @Josh_H, we look at why Africa faces another long, unvaccinated year nytimes.com/interactive/20…
“Even a year from now, supplies may not be enough to meet demand from Africa’s 1.3 billion people unless richer countries share their stockpiles and rethink how the distribution system should work.”
COVAX only has enough vaccine to cover 7% of popn in African countries by Oct. twitter.com/Lattif/status/…
Meanwhile, some high income countries will see a surplus of 1.9 billion doses by end of August.
We must act urgently. Sitting on water tanks while our global community is on fire is ultimately self defeating.
President & CEO @ResolveTSL | Sr Fellow @CFR_org | Former Director @CDCgov & Cmish @nycHealthy | Focused on saving lives | COVID-19 pandemic response & recovery
Only a small fraction of Africans has been fully vaccinated. Vaccination is our route out of the pandemic, but until the world works together to increase vaccine manufacturing and supply, Covid will remain a potent threat. nyti.ms/2TeUWgP
Mr. Jonathan White: Co-founder of Hood Medicine
Fri Jul 16
hood_medicine: RT @PeterHotez: FYI “vaccines are still far off” for Africa only because of deliberate neglect by the US Govt and other G7 countries. If they wanted to solve this they could do so, and quickly. Support the scale up production of our low-co… nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Vaccine Scientist-Pediatrician-Author-Combating Antiscience, Prof Dean @BCM_TropMed @TexasChildrens, Univ Prof @Baylor, Hagler Inst @TAMU, Founding Ed @PLOSNTDs
FYI “vaccines are still far off” for Africa only because of deliberate neglect by the US Govt and other G7 countries. If they wanted to solve this they could do so, and quickly. Support the scale up production of our low-cost recomb protein COVID19 vaccine nytimes.com/interactive/20…
Africa has been starved for its resources for centuries by colonizing entities, who still demand money for their unwanted, hostile intrusion, AND YET the world stands by in the middle of a #pandemic & refuses to send #vaccines to those they disparaged. It’s sickening. twitter.com/PeterHotez/sta…
Great data visualizations from @nytimes show just how inequitable the #COVID19 vaccine distribution has been. This is not an African problem, this is a global problem that we have to work collaboratively to solve. See the charts here 👉 nyti.ms/3xUN9UE
via @NYTimes ONE% Africans vaccinated. Healthcare workers, teachers, elderly, everyone. This abysmal disparity must inform discussions about ? “boosters” in USA, Europe. #EndVaccineApartheid #peoplesvaccine @CDCgov nytimes.com/interactive/20…