US vaccine hoarding is alienating the world3 min read . Updated: 05 Mar 2021, 05:49 PM IST
By insisting on inoculating all Americans before releasing doses for other countries, the Biden administration is undermining its claim to global leadership
Those Americans who cheered President Joe Biden’s announcement this week that the US would have enough vaccines to inoculate every citizen by the end of July might want to note the cold silence with which the rest of the world greeted the news. Biden’s triumphalism was more than a little grating, considering that the US, alongside most other rich countries, has essentially chosen to corner the market on shots that are desperately needed elsewhere.
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