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Africa could turn into breeding ground for vaccine-resistant variants: WHO on shortage of vaccine

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The World Health Organisation has expressed its concerns over the shortage of Covid-19 vaccines in Africa. According to WHO, Africa faces a 470 million shortfall in doses. “The staggering inequity and severe lag in shipments of vaccines threatens to turn areas in Africa ... into breeding grounds for vaccine-resistant variants," said Matshidiso Moeti, WHO's Africa director. Just 17% African population will be vaccinated by 2021-end.