A year of pandemic and inequality

On the anniversary of the pandemic, we take stock of global health inequities during COVID.

A health worker prepares a vaccine shot
A health worker prepares a Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19 at a house in Lima on March 08, 2021, as Peru starts vaccination of the elderly, police and military. (Photo by ERNESTO BENAVIDES / AFP) (AFP)

A year ago this week, the coronavirus outbreak was officially declared a pandemic. Now, Pfizer, a leading vaccine manufacturer, is being accused of bullying governments with negotiation tactics so harsh that deals have been delayed or flat out refused. On the anniversary of the pandemic, we are discussing the Pfizer controversy, and taking stock of the global inequities from COVID-19.

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In this episode:

Madlen Davies, global health correspondent at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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Amy Walters produced this episode with Negin Owliaei, Priyanka Tilve, Dina Kesbeh, Alexandra Locke, Ney Alvarez, and Malika Bilal.

Alex Roldan is The Take’s sound designer. Steve Lack mixed this episode. Natalia Aldana is the engagement producer. Stacey Samuel is The Take’s executive producer.

Source: Al Jazeera