As countries rush to secure potential vaccine doses, there are fears the WHO-led project Covax is a few steps behind.
The EU has contributed 400 million euros ($469m) to support Covax, but the bloc will not use it to buy vaccines, in what some see as a vote of no-confidence in the project’s ability to deliver [Dado Ruvic/Reuters]
An ambitious humanitarian project to deliver coronavirus vaccines to the world’s poorest people is facing potential shortages of money, cargo planes, refrigeration and vaccines themselves.
It is also running into scepticism even from some of those it is intended to help most.
In one of the biggest obstacles, rich countries have locked up most of the world’s potential vaccine supply through 2021, and the