• During an interview with the New York Times, Dr. John Nkengasong, head of Africa’s CDC, calls the continent’s lack of access to vaccines “a moral tragedy,” adding that “Vaccine famine is the real challenge now, not vaccine hesitancy.” Source

• Spain’s 14-day infection rate has fallen to less than 100 registered cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the lowest since August 2020. The country has fully vaccinated over 75 percent of its residents and is easing restrictions. Source

• Dr. Anthony Fauci urges people in the US to wait until they become eligible before seeking coronavirus boosters. Source

• In Lagos, Nigeria, where only 1.2 percent of an estimated 24 million residents have been vaccinated, governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu announces plans to increase the vaccination rate to 30 percent within a year. He noted that to do so, “..the world must ensure that vaccines were available to all, especially poorer countries that had struggled with supply.” Source

• In Fujian, China, COVID-19 cases continue to increase, bringing the total number in the province to 335. Source

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