Financial Times January 18, 2022
Sarah Neville

The poor are continuing to bear the brunt of Covid-19

As the world enters its third year of reluctant coexistence with coronavirus, global health systems are straining under the impact of the hyper-infectious Omicron variant. But, even as countries continue to battle the pandemic, their leaders are thinking about ways to shape a society that will be better prepared for the next health emergency.

They are considering not only how to deliver a more agile response to future emerging pathogens but also how to tackle the health inequalities so brutally exposed in the past two years — in the rich world, as well as the global south.

Vaccination remains a yawning divide between the west and the developing world. While...

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