Global Vaccine Disparity Grows As U.S. Exceptionalism Rears Its Ugly Head

American exceptionalism rears its ugly head as data reveal mass inequality in global vaccine distribution. John Iadarola and Francesca Fiorentini break it down on The Damage Report.

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"The head of the World Health Organization estimated in a recent address that of the more than 700 million coronavirus vaccine doses that have been administered across the globe, just 0.2% have gone to people in low-income nations—inequity that experts warn will persist unless rich countries end their obstruction of an international effort to suspend vaccine patents.

Speaking to the media on Friday, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreysus warned that "there remains a shocking imbalance in the global distribution of vaccines" as pharmaceutical companies cling to their monopoly control over technology that was developed with large infusions of public money."

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