The Guardian: Homegrown Covid vaccines fill gap as UN Covax scheme misses target
Covax, a global initiative by the UN to provide Covid-19 vaccines to low and middle income countries, states it will miss its target to distribute 2 billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine by the end of the year. It will expect to provide roughly 1.4 billion, a shortfall that is due to export and manufacturing limitations as well as high demand from producing countries. This has lead several developing countries, including India, Egypt, and Cuba, to produce their own vaccines. These homegrown vaccines often arise from technology-transfer agreements with vaccine manufacturers in Europe, the United States, or China. For more information, read the full article on The Guardian here.