Despite all their promises by the Wealthier countries and the pharmaceutical industry to deliver 1.8 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the undeveloped and developing nations, they have delivered just 261 million doses, or 14%.
"The approach remains focused on inadequate charity and non-binding donation pledges instead of legally binding sharing, collaboration, and cooperation," reads the People's Vaccine Alliance report. "This approach will not work."
"It is painfully clear that the developing world cannot rely on the largesse and charity of rich nations and pharmaceutical companies, and hundreds of thousands of people are dying from Covid-19 as a result," said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of UNAIDS, a member of the People's Vaccine Alliance. "This is beyond appalling.” Only 1.3% of people in low-income countries are vaccinated against the coronavirus, according to Oxfam.