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South Africa warns of 'vaccine apartheid' amid hoarding by rich nations

South Africa’s president has warned of “vaccine apartheid” as millions of people in poor countries are dying of the coronavirus with no access to vaccines and wealthy countries are hogging shots.

President Cyril Ramaphosa wrote in a weekly newsletter that COVID-19 vaccines should be “a global public good.”

“It is about affirming our commitment to the advancement of equality and human rights, not just in our own country but around the world,” he said.

“A situation in which the populations of advanced, rich countries are safely inoculated while millions in poorer countries die in the queue would be tantamount to vaccine apartheid,” the president added.

Ramaphosa made the remarks as his country along with India have been pushing for a waiver on some intellectual property (IP) rights for vaccines and medicines at the World Trade Organization (WTO).

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