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Over 500 million vaccines rolled out worldwide: official tally

Story by AFP

Health officials have rolled out more than 500 million coronavirus vaccine doses around the world, according to a tally on Friday, as European rows over hoarding and supply issues escalated dramatically.

Despite the huge effort to get jabs into arms, the pandemic is still surging in Europe and Latin America — where Brazil has now passed 300,000 deaths and Mexico 200,000.

And the rollout of vaccines is chronically unequal, with the United States accounting for more than a quarter of the global total and poorer nations lagging far behind richer ones.

EU countries are also still struggling to get their inoculation drives off the ground, prompting angry outbursts from the top of French officialdom. Following an EU summit, French President Emmanuel Macron said there was a “new type of world war”.

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