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Report: Distributing a COVID-19 vaccine equitably could avert hundreds of thousands of deaths

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As the impact of COVID-19 took hold, the pandemic triggered an economic crisis that has disproportionately affected low-income communities worldwide.PUBLISHED September 14, 2020The rush among wealthy countries to lay claim to billions of doses of prospective COVID-19 vaccines could lead to hundreds of thousands more deaths than if the vaccines are distributed equitably, according to a report released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.That’s just one finding from the fourth annual Goalkeepers Report, which is prepared by the Gates Foundation in partnership with the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME). The new report argues that to save the most lives and end the pandemic as quickly as possible, countries should collaborate to develop, manufacture, and distribute vaccines and treatments equitably across the globe.Nearly twice as many people could survive if a vaccine existed and was equitably distributed.Vaccine distributed tohigh-income countries first33 percent of deaths avertedVaccine distributed to all countries61 percent of deaths averted400206080100%deathsNG STAFF. Earlier this month, the Trump Administration said it would not join a World Health Organization co-led effort to globalize access to potential vaccines.Gates acknowledged that distribution will tilt toward the countries that are funding vaccine development.

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