South Africa forced to pay 2.5 times European price for Astra Zeneca vaccine, as cases soar

Campaigners have said it is “deeply alarming” that South Africa is reportedly now being charged nearly 2.5 times the price paid by most European countries for Oxford-AstraZeneca’s Covid-19 vaccine, claiming such inequality is now a core obstacle to controlling coronavirus [source]. South Africa’s government is struggling to buy vaccines as cases soar in the country. […]

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