As all us ‘rich’ folks get Covid jabs 1, 2 and 3,

The World Health Organisation now says that Africa (the entire continent of 1.3 billion people) won’t reach its target of vaccinating 70% of its population until late 2024.

Source: The Key Covid–19 Questions For 2022 | Newsroom.


A handful of wealthy European countries are blocking a proposal at the World Trade Organisation to loosen patent rules for coronavirus vaccines, which would allow the doses to be manufactured more widely.


One thing is certain: The pandemic won’t end for New Zealand [the world!] until it ends for everyone. As long as the developing world can’t access vaccines, we’ll always live under the threat of new variants blasting holes in our own vaccine-acquired immunity.