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We must not allow Covid-19 to overrun Africa

6 April 2021

Dr Alex Awiti, Vice Provost of the Aga Khan University in Kenya, writes that experts believe the coronavirus could be like influenza, which requires a new vaccine every year because the circulating strains mutate too fast and because immunity from the vaccine wears off quickly. Hence, we are stuck with vaccines for the foreseeable future. Africa must therefore get its act together on vaccine rollout as well as make serious investments in its public health infrastructure.