- Apr 26, 2020
- United Kingdom
This is hoarding vaccines.Can you define hording vaccines?
As of a month ago, 95m doses were required to fully vaccinate all over-16s in the UK, as well as to provide booster shots to the vulnerable. The UK has ordered... 467m.
Meanwhile, other countries (generally in the global south) have a huge proportion of people yet to receive their first dose. And intellectual property rights mean their own national companies cannot manufacture them, so they need to get them via trade. But they're being outbid by countries that do not need them nearly as much.