ECDC says ‘very important to progress with vaccine rollout at very high pace’ to stop spread of more contagious variant.
As countries ramp up immunizations against COVID-19, the United States and European Union are among those reopening for tourism.
However, millions of people across Africa are still waiting for their first jabs.
The African Union’s COVID-19 envoy strongly criticised Europe for failing to deliver the doses it promised. Much of Africa relies on Indian-made AstraZeneca vaccines called Covishield.
But those shots, along with Russian and Chinese-made vaccines, are not recognised by the EU’s new vaccine passport for travel.
So will this create a “vaccine curtain” separating rich and developing nations?
Presenter: Sami Zeidan
Dr John Nkengasong – director, Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr Gloria Taliani – professor of infectious disease, Sapienza University of Rome
Max Lawson – head of inequality policy at Oxfam International