Omicron raises concerns about global vaccine equity and hesitancy

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Global health experts say the emergence of the Omicron variant in southern Africa is a byproduct of unheeded warnings about vaccine inequity they’ve said could fuel public health crises in the developing world and prolong the Covid-19 pandemic.

Africa remains the most under-vaccinated region of the world, with some 7 percent of its 1.3 billion people fully immunized, while North America has vaccinated about 54 percent of its population, according to Our World in Data. While developed nations committed to donate some

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