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Vaccine Apartheid

Because a pandemic can be overcome only when it is overcome everywhere, embracing an every-country-for-itself approach would seem irrational.

And yet, as the unseemly competition for vaccine doses indicates, that is exactly what many countries have done.

  • Jayati Ghosh
  • Project Syndicate

NEW DELHI – The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer and Germany’s BioNTech have announced that the COVID-19 vaccine they are jointly developing was more than 90% effective in early clinical trials.

The news raised hopes around the world that life may soon return to pre-pandemic normal.

Those hopes may…

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