Coronavirus digest: Major companies earn billions as poor countries left in the cold
18 November 2021 | 8:15 am
Pharma giants are earning millions every day with COVID vaccines, but leaving poorer nations in the lurch, an activist alliance says. The WHO reports that the delta variant has "outcompeted" others. DW has the latest.
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