Ómicron “is the inevitable result of hoarding vaccines and leaving Africa out”: Ayoade Alakija, director of the African Alliance for Vaccine Delivery

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29 November 2021

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Ayoade Alakija is co-director of the African Alliance for Vaccine Delivery.

The appearance of the omicron variant of the virus that causes covid-19 has caused a stir in the world in recent days.

Especially after several countries put restrictions and bans on travelers arriving on flights from at least five African countries.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said that his country – where the omicron variant was detected – cannot be “punished” for having found the variant thanks to available technology.

However, the loudest voice that has been heard in this regard has been that of Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija, spokeswoman for the African Alliance for Vaccine Delivery, who has been clear in her claims towards developed countries.

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