Africa’s scientists have had to pick testing over genome sequencing for a coronavirus vaccine

“‘Vaccines are usually developed based on the available pools of sequence data. Therefore, little or no data for Africa amounts to poor or no representation at vaccine development,’ says Dr Moses Olubusuyi Adewumi, a virologist at the College of Medicine, the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. ‘If Africans fail to generate essential data and make such available we’ll possibly suffer the same fate as with Rotavirus vaccine.'”

via Quartz Africa