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Vaccine Troubles May Set Africa Back Five Years, UN Body Says

  • Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will lag other regions
  • Patent licenses for publicly funded vaccines should be shorter
Covid-19 Testing As South African Mutation Causes Global Vaccine Worry
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A slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and a lack of funding to bridge the gap between poor and rich countries could set Africa back two to five years, according to the head of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.