Covid-19 vaccine contract secrets to be made public
Government signed several vaccine contracts during scramble for scarce supplies, but has disclosed few aspects of the deals
The Pretoria high court has ordered the department of health to disclose details of the secret Covid-19 vaccine contracts it signed with pharmaceutical manufacturers at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, upholding a legal challenge brought by the Health Justice Initiative (HJI) to compel officials to open their books.
The government signed several vaccine contracts during a period of intense global competition for scarce supplies, but has disclosed few aspects of the deals it signed with Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson (J&J), the Serum Institute of India and international vaccine sharing mechanism Covax...
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