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China and the Race to Supply C19 Vaccines in Africa

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A palpable sense of anxiety is emerging from a number of African capitals that when COVID-19 vaccines are finally available, poorer, lesser-developed countries are going to once again be at the end of the line. 

We saw this earlier this week when Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta suddenly pivoted away from depending entirely on European vaccines and getting sufficient supply from the COVAX alliance, to now directing his health ministry to look to Asia for support, China in particular.

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