A Call to Arms for Vaccine Equity
As COVID-19 ravages developing nations, vaccines bring hope for a return to normality.
In the rush to inoculate their own populations, inequitable distribution has left countries with less purchasing power lagging behind wealthier nations, and reliant on initiatives such as COVAX. Full post-pandemic economic recovery remains contingent on equal access to vaccines.
Countries with uncontrolled infection rates provide the ideal conditions for the emergence of new variants, thus reintroducing COVID-19 in vulnerable populations, which stand to potentially hamper the vaccination efforts of developed regions.
This article explores the case for equitable vaccine distribution to mitigate the global economic impact alongside aiding humanitarian efforts.