Medill News Service: Goal to have 60% of people in every country vaccinated by mid-2022 is not impossible, heads of multilateral agencies say

Medill News Service: Goal to have 60% of people in every country vaccinated by mid-2022 is not impossible, heads of multilateral agencies say

Story corrected to note World Bank president, David Malpass, said the bank has 250 million doses under contract to be delivered to Africa and the developing world.

The goal to have at least 40% of people in every country vaccinated by the end of 2021 and at least 60% by mid-2022 is ambitious but not impossible, World Trade Organization Director General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, who is a member of the multilateral COVID-19 response task force, said Tuesday. 

“If...