As rich nations snap up vaccine injections, poorer countries are struggling to meet demand.
Vaccinations are ramping up in the U.S., but President Joe Biden warns the country is still in a war against COVID-19.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, hospitals and morgues are being stretched to the limit, and the prognosis for other low-income countries is similarly grim, as vaccine distribution continues to be a major challenge.
- William Haseltine is the Chair and President of ACCESS Health International and the author of “Variants — The Shape-Shifting Challenge of COVID-19.”
- Dr. Gary Richwald is a Communicable and Infectious Disease Expert and the medical director of Curative California Vaccination Project.
- Gustavo Ribeiro is a journalist and founder of The Brazilian Report.
- Yaneer Bar-Yam is the Co-founder of the COVID Action Group and President of the New England Complex Systems Institute.
Brazil has reported a 24-hour tally of COVID-19 deaths exceeding 4,000 for the first time, becoming the third nation to go above that daily threshold. Only the U.S. and Peru have had daily death tolls higher than 4,000. https://t.co/1vfnQpRAoT
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 7, 2021
Inequalities evident in the #COVID19 vaccine rollout are immoral, and dangerous to public health, our economies, and our societies, said @UN chief @antonioguterres
in his message for #WorldHealthDayhttps://t.co/TkPJSroqSY
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) April 5, 2021
— UN News (@UN_News_Centre) April 6, 2021
ACLU senior policy analyst Jay Stanley says, "Any proposal for vaccine credentials must be primarily paper-based, decentralized, and protect privacy." It must account for social inequalities and privacy rights, th ACLU says. https://t.co/0lJ4JZuU2G
— CNN (@CNN) April 3, 2021