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Pandemic Earnings of World's 10 Wealthiest Men Could Buy COVID-19 Vaccines for All: Oxfam

By Sonia Elks

LONDON, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — Billionaires including Amazon's Jeff Bezos and Tesla founder Elon Musk have seen their wealth soar during the COVID-19 pandemic while the world's poor face years of hardship, charity Oxfam said on Monday as it demanded steps to tackle inequality.

Nations have a "shrinking window of opportunity" to build a fair, green recovery, according to "The Inequality Virus" report, published as global leaders tune in for the World Economic Forum's virtual "Davos Dialogue" meeting.