Prince Harry accused world leaders of 'greed' in vaccine roll-out

Prince Harry compares COVID pandemic to HIV and lands blame squarely at feet of ‘corrupt greed and political failure’

He wants better distribution to developing nations

Prince Harry has spoken about the Covid vaccine and accused world leaders of “greed”.

The Duke of Sussex, 37, likened the Covid pandemic to the Aids crisis in the 1990s.

And, furthermore, he claimed that, “corporate greed and political failure have prolonged both pandemics”.

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What did Prince Harry say about the Covid vaccine roll-out?

The Prince appeared in a video from the People’s Vaccine Alliance to mark World Aids Day.

His mother, Princess Diana, was an ardent campaigner for raising Aids awareness.

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And now her son, Harry, is following suit.

“This is a story about how corporate greed and political failure have prolonged both pandemics, and what we can do to stop it,” he said in the video.

Prince Harry accused world leaders of 'greed' in vaccine roll-out
The Prince also wrote a letter to world leaders (Credit:

“Break the monopolies”

He continued: “In the early 2000s, a wave of activism helped break drug company monopolies, giving millions of people access to generic medicines at a fraction of the price.’

“By ending vaccine monopolies and sharing technology, companies in the developing world can start producing Covid vaccines too.’

Harry ended by saying: “Break the monopolies, share the know-how, deliver a people’s vaccine.”

The Prince has also written a letter to World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and UNAids executive director Winnie Byanyima.

Prince Harry accused world leaders of 'greed' in vaccine roll-out
Mr Johnson announced the new booster roll-out (Credit: BBC News)

What’s the latest on Covid in the UK?

Yesterday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that the government was offering Covid booster jabs to all adults by the end of January.

The news comes as 32 cases of the new Omicron variant have currently been reported in the UK.

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He said in the briefing that “temporary vaccine centres will be popping up like Christmas trees” across the country.

But despite the emergence of the variant, Mr Johnson urged people not to cancel their Christmas parties or Nativity plays.

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