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Minister afviser vaccinegaranti til fattige lande

Udviklingsminister Flemming Møller Mortensen bliver mødt af massiv kritik for ikke at ville garantere, at overskydende vacciner ender i fattige lande.

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Flere partier både til højre og venstre i Folketinget kritiserer, at Danmark ikke vil garantere, at eventuelle overskydende coronavacciner fra den danske vaccineudrulning bliver doneret til verdens fattigste lande.

Allerede i sidste uge fremkom regeringens støttepartier Enhedslisten og SF med forslaget om at udstede en vaccinegaranti til de fattige lande. Tal fra Lægemiddelstyrelsen viser nemlig, at Danmark samlet set har sikret sig forkøbsret til, at godt 23 mio. borgere kan vaccineres. Hvilket altså er langt flere, end der er indbyggere i Danmark...

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