Canada & World

News and evidence-based opinion and analysis on Canada and the world from The Canadian Progressive.

Canada delivered only 3.2m of the 40m COVID-19 doses it pledged to poor countries

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a supposedly caring and compassionate "world leader", has so far delivered only 3.2 million (8%) of the 40 million life-saving COVID-19 doses Canada pledged to Africa and other poor regions of the Global South with overwhelming BIPOC (Black people, Indigenous people, People of Colour) majorities, according to a damning report released this week by the People’s Vaccine Alliance.
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COVID-19 vaccine “apartheid”, deadly virus variants and vaccine pauses

This week, the global death toll from COVID-19 topped 3 million, and cases topped 140 million, two heartbreaking milestones accompanied by burgeoning global COVID-19 vaccine “apartheid”, emerging deadly virus variants and mutations, increasing prevalence of vaccine “blood clots” and side-effects, vaccination pauses and restrictions, and the racist politics around the global distribution of life-saving vaccines.
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