Vaccine nationalism: Rich nations spend BILLIONS to grab first anti-coronavirus doses while poor countries are left behind (again) | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Vaccine nationalism: Rich nations spend BILLIONS to grab first anti-coronavirus doses while poor countries are left behind (again)

The COVAX scheme that aims to ensure poorer nations will have access to a Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives is already being undermined by rich Western nations ordering hundreds of millions of doses in an “us first” strategy.

No one knows when an effective vaccine for Covid-19 will be approved but one thing’s for certain, when that day finally does arrive, the mad scramble to be first in line will make the Black Friday sales stampedes look like a lazy Sunday afternoon stroll in the park.

Those at the head of the queue will seize as much as possible for themselves and the rest can just hang back – at a social distance of at least 1.5 meters – and wait their freakin’ turn!

We all hope it might not be so “us first” greedy but history suggests otherwise. Vaccine nationalism is inevitable.

Just a few months ago, the nationalist sentiment that first arose as each country experienced the onslaught of Covid-19 was a surprise to many.

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