"MEXICO CITY — The race to vaccinate the world against a
once-in-a-century pandemic has begun in an all-too-familiar way: Every
country for itself.
Rich nations have gobbled up nearly all the global supply of the two
leading COVID-19 vaccines through the end of 2021, leaving many
middle-income countries to turn to unproven drugs developed by China and
Russia while poorer states face long waits for their first doses.
“Richer countries will be able to vaccinate ... their whole populations
before vulnerable groups in many developing countries get covered,” said
Suerie Moon, co-director of the Global Health Center at the Graduate
Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.
As a result, the pandemic may continue to kill people across much of the
world for years, delay a global economic recovery and eventually resurge
even in nations that manage to control it in coming months through
Experts say the inequities are the predictable result of a global health
system in which money often counts more than the public good — and where
vaccines are costly commercial products developed and patented by a
handful of huge drug companies."
Via Bill Daul.
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