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Government will be paying for Sinopharm vaccines out of a TT$1.4 billion loan (170 million euros) it has received from the Government of China.

Speaking at a virtual news conference yesterday, Finance Minister Colm Imbert said the loan, granted at an interest rate of two per cent, came with a stipulation that 15 per cent of its value must be spent on “Chinese elements” which meant “Chinese goods and services” under which vaccines qualify.

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TRINIDAD and Tobago’s vaccine hopes have been dashed for now as Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley announced yesterday that several expected sources seem to have dried up, as a result of foreign Government policies and laboratory disasters.

The PM gave the grim news at a news conference out of Tobago, that those already vaccinated with a first dose of the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine will have their second doses placed on hold—as the remaining vials intended for that purpose will now become a “first dose” for another batch of people.

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With two more deaths and 85 new infections being ­reported yesterday, all the indications are that we are in the teeth of a potentially new and terrible Covid-19 spike.

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Covid-19 has unfairly impacted some people more harshly than others, exacerbating existing inequities in health and welfare within and between countries. For recent World Health Day observances, (April 7), The World Health Organisation issued five calls for urgent action to improve health for all people.

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WITH five days to go before it starts rolling out the first stage of the national Covid-19 vaccination programme, the Government should priori…

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Even with the benefit of a week’s delay in the arrival of Covid-19 vaccines, the government does not have enough time for mounting an effective public education campaign for building confidence in the vaccine.

As it stands now, the country’s first batch of vaccines supplied under the COVAX facility is likely to arrive before any public awareness campaign gets off the ground. Even under normal circumstances, this is not how it should be, much less under the extraordinary circumstances of trying to win public confidence for a vaccine already enmeshed in questions and concerns.

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UNEQUAL distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine is termed vaccine apartheid.

This is another problem T&T has to deal with.

People’s lives must come before profit. The poorer countries will not receive a vaccine in 2021.

The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure, and the price of this failure will be paid with lives and livelihoods in the world’s poorest countries.