Vaccines for All: Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccines Needed Urgently
- AuthorYoung-ook Jang
Global Covid-19 vaccine procurements today are not equitable at all. While some high-income swiftly-acting countries hoarded effective and safe vaccine doses sufficient to cover their whole population more than three times, other low-income countries did not have any.This contagious disease, if not ended at the same time all around the world, will emerge again and again every time a country opens its border. This means that the global value chain and free movement of labor force cannot be reinstated in the near future, which will inevitably delay the recovery of the world economy all together. The delay in economic recovery worldwide may hamper the growth engine of the Korean economy as well. Therefore, Korea, along with other international partners, should work harder toward the equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines.
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