Elaine Byrne: The West’s ‘vaccine nationalism’ is an arrogant and dangerous game
The effectiveness of the vaccines is threatened whenever a new variant of the coronavirus emerges, but the world’s richer countries seem to be more concerned about life returning to normal
At a press conference last May, the head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) scolded wealthy countries for vaccinating children against Covid-19 while poorer nations are still struggling to inoculate health workers and the most vulnerable.
“In a handful of rich countries, which bought up the majority of the supply, lower-risk groups are now being vaccinated,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, voicing his outrage at how inequity in vaccine access will mean more deaths due to...
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