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The "vaccine inequity" debate was inevitable – HotAir

The "vaccine inequity" debate was inevitable – HotAir
They're called "developed nations" for a reason

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’re probably aware that the United States and several European nations have been leading the pack in terms of vaccinating their citizens.Inequity is everywhere: Inoculations go begging in the United States while Haiti, a short plane ride away, received its first delivery July 15 after months of promises — 500,000 doses for a population over 11 million.Strive Masiyiwa, the African Union envoy I mentioned above, describes the ability of nations like the United States and Great Britain to develop vaccines and distribute them first to their own people as being “like a famine in which the richest guys grab the baker.Most medical breakthroughs come from the United States and western Europe.

It struck China, arguably one of the most economically influential nations on the planet (and also the source of its own vaccines), and then immediately made the leap to the west coast of the United States.The United States has already begun giving away supplies of the best vaccines available to the World Health Organization for distribution.

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