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'World could be $9 trillion richer by 2025, if Covid-19 vaccinations are swift'

8 April 2021 2:57 PM

Vaccinating entire populations against Covid-19 will more than pay for itself, according to the IMF.

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The world economy could be $9 trillion larger by 2025, if countries swiftly vaccinate their populations against Covid-19, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

“Vaccination will, thus, more than pay for itself,” the IMF said.

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Amy MacIver interviewed Africa correspondent Jean-Jacques Cornish.

The interviewer said, ‘Are you saying rich countries should hand over vaccines, right now?’ …

Jean-Jacques Cornish

Growth could be better [than expected], but it all depends on people being vaccinated. As long as we are delaying vaccines in South Africa… We’re doing such a gross disservice to our own people…

Jean-Jacques Cornish

The countries that are not getting it… should be given it…

Jean-Jacques Cornish

Listen to the interview in the audio below [skip to 1:06].




8 April 2021 2:57 PM

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