Sydney Majoko
3 minute read
12 Jan 2021
4:45 am

Billions for vaccines, not loot

Sydney Majoko

The billions for the Covid-19 vaccine must remain just that, and not be a cash cow for tenderpreneurs. 

The studies, published in The Lancet medical journal, constitute a major step on the road towards a COVID-19 vaccine that is effective and safe for widespread use. AFP/File/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN

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