Healthcare Finance Quotes Peter Maybarduk Suggesting COVAX Distribute More Vaccines To Developing Countries

“Peter Maybarduk, the director of Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program, called the COVAX announcement ‘welcome news,’ but said more work must be done.

‘COVAX’s announcement that doses are en route to developing countries is welcome news,’ he said in a statement. ‘It is important that the Biden administration follow through on its commitment to join COVAX and support the equitable allocation of available vaccines. However, the quantity of doses is terrifyingly inadequate. For example, the 35 million doses allocated to Latin America represent less than four percent of what experts estimate is needed to control the pandemic.”

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