To stop another wave of the coronavirus, vaccinations are needed worldwide simultaneously. Yet, while rich countries have high vaccination rates, emerging countries are lagging behind. The costs are enormous for them.
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Starting in August, Germany will make its first international donation of vaccine doses. With unused doses in danger of expiring, preparations are already underway.
The European Union is now inoculating its population faster than the United States, but figures suggest that both have some way to go before they hit their previously announced inoculation targets.
Judges in the German capital have moved to ban a number of weekend demonstrations amid fears they will lead to a rise in coronavirus infections. Police expect protesters to travel to Berlin nonetheless.
After the rush to vaccinate, many areas are now seeing vaccine fatigue — and the destruction of valuable doses. Germany seems to drifting away from the goal of herd immunity. It's tragic, says Astrid Prange de Oliveira.
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