China is escalating its criticism of wealthy countries, predominantly in North America and Europe, for hoarding the world’s supply of COVID-19 vaccines at the expense of developing nations in the Global South. Foreign Minister Wang Yi was unsparing yesterday at a virtual UN Security Council meeting when he said the international community is failing a “moral test” by the fact that just 16% of the world’s population in rich countries has reportedly bought 70% of the available COVID vaccines.
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