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As Omicron Spreads, 100+ Firms in Africa, Asia and Latin America Can Make mRNA Vaccine If Tech Shared

This clip is from the Dec. 16, 2021 broadcast.

As the coronavirus variant Omicron spreads across the world at an unprecedented rate, a group of vaccine experts has just released a list of over 100 companies in Africa, Asia and Latin America with the potential to produce mRNA vaccine. They say it is the one of the most viable solutions to fight vaccine inequity around the world and combat the spread of coronavirus variants, including Omicron. "Democracy Now!" speaks to Achal Prabhala, one of the vaccine experts who compiled the list.

If mRNA technology could be shared with the listed companies, "we could vaccinate the world in as close to six months from now," says Prabhala. "These are very much the people's vaccines. It's just that they are private property."

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