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COVAX, the ambitious global effort to vaccinate the world against Covid-19, has failed on its promise to efficiently deliver doses to low-income countries, according to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism and STAT. Diplomats report delayed deliveries and poor communication, leading some countries to abandon the program and order doses directly from manufacturers. COVAX has delivered only 300 million vaccines so far, well off its 2 billion target for 2021.

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