China joins deal to get Covid-19 vaccine to poorer nations

BEIJING (AFP) – China signed up to a deal to ensure future COVID-19 vaccines are distributed to developing countries, the biggest economy yet to join the World Health Organization (WHO)-led bid to control the pandemic.

The COVAX pledge to get vaccines to poorer nations as soon as they are developed aims to head off fears rich countries will limit distribution of game-changing medicines made by their pharmaceutical companies.

More details on Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin