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How important is international cooperation in the vaccine rollout?

In this Economics Observatory article, Dr. Flavio Toxvaerd explains that international cooperation of vaccine rollout is crucial, and asks how well are we doing?

Early procurement and stockpiling of doses by wealthier countries has led to inequality in the vaccine rollout. International coordination and initiatives such as COVAX may offer a path to close the gap.

Dr Toxvaerd, along with Anthony McDonnell (Center for Global Development) explain that COVID-19 is a global problem and while many developed nations still have some restrictions in place, it is concerning that the policy debate appears to have focused on the pace of vaccine rollouts, and a ‘race’ between developed nations to be the first to vaccinate their populations.

COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout In the image

Published on: Friday 20th August 2021