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Biochemist Daniela Beatriz Ori manipulates swab samples to make a real time polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis for COVID-19 testing at the biochemistry lab of Central Navy Hospital Dr. Pedro Malloon April 28, 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. (Photo by Amilcar Orfali/Getty Images)
Heavy snow falls as people wearing face masks to curb the spread of COVID-19 cross a road in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, December 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People walk past a "we're open, heated terrace dining" sign at Eli's Essentials on the Upper East Side on February 02, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
Mother putting a face mask on her daughter. (August de Richelieu/ Pexels)

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Vaccine inequity and challenges in its global distribution

The newly-discovered Omicron variant has highlighted the unequal distribution of vaccines in some of the most vulnerable groups in many lower-income countries. CTVNews.ca has created a series of charts illustrating this inequity and the challenges in its global distribution.

Canada inks deals with Pfizer, Merck for COVID-19 antiviral drugs

The federal government has signed deals with Pfizer and Merck to purchase their antiviral medications, pending Health Canada approval of the products. Public Services and Procurement Minister Filomena Tassi said Ottawa has placed an initial order for one million of Pfizer's antiviral pills, and 500,000 of Merck's pills, with an option for 500,000 more.

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Vaccine inequity and challenges in its global distribution

The newly-discovered Omicron variant has highlighted the unequal distribution of vaccines in some of the most vulnerable groups in many lower-income countries. CTVNews.ca has created a series of charts illustrating this inequity and the challenges in its global distribution.