To end COVID-19 we need vaccine justice for developing countries not outdated charity – viewpoint
By Sophie Harman, Professor of International Politics, Queen Mary University of London
Eugene Richardson, Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Parsa Erfani, Fogarty Fellow, University of Global Health Equity, Harvard Medical School
We will never end the death and destruction of COVID-19 until we get real about vaccine equity. In a month of high-level meetings from the G7 to the World Health Assembly, we have seen a lot of rhetoric from the global north, and a lot of frustration and urgency from the global south, but still no substantial changes on how to get the world vaccinated. Vaccines offer an incredible opportunity for science to outpace the virus, but now we are seeing the virus outpace our outdated politics.
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- Monday, June 21, 2021