For the first since the beginning of the pandemic, U.S.-made vaccines are arriving in Africa, opening what will likely become another front in the burgeoning global rivalry with China.
The first half of an order of 300,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccines arrived on Wednesday in Burkina Faso’s capital of Ouagadougou. Shipments to other countries are expected to ramp up quickly in the weeks ahead, including an order of 3.5 million J&J jabs for the Ivory Coast, according to Bloomberg.
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