The world is at risk of 'vaccine apartheid'
This week we consider the shocking status of vaccine inequity from a global perspective. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said recently that the world is at risk of 'vaccine apartheid'. The WHO chief highlighted that at least 63 million doses of vaccines have been shipped to 124 countries and economies, but they represent just 0.5 per cent of the combined population of those nations. He also noted that the basic problem of vaccine inequity was a lack of sharing by the wealthy countries that have accumulated most of the vaccine supplies.
I am bringing two articles to enlighten us. The first is on the failed effort to achieve COVID-19 herd immunity on a global scale. The second article discusses Canada’s contribution to that failure. Follow the links to read them.