Global vaccine plan may allow rich countries to buy more

LONDON (AP) — Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make that happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones. Activists warn that without stronger attempts to hold leaders accountable, vaccines will be hoarded by rich countries in an unseemly race to inoculate their citizens. After the  uproar over the United States purchasing a large amount of a new COVID-19 drug, some predict a more disturbing scenario if a successful vaccine is developed. Dozens of vaccines are being researched, and some countries already have ordered hundreds of millions of doses.