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South African President Emphasises that 'Vaccine Apartheid' Must End

President Cyril Ramaphosa has, once again, called on developed nations to not exclude poorer countries from accessing COVID-19 vaccines.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has urged developed nations not to exclude poorer nations across the world from accessing COVID-19 vaccines. Ramaphosa was recently speaking at an independent panel for pandemic preparedness and response roundtable. He stressed that the supply of vaccines is one that should be viewed as a matter of equality because those who are less fortunate are at greater risk of losing their lives. Previously, he has also described the inequality in the distribution of vaccines as a "vaccine apartheid".

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