More than 170 countries have signed up to the Global Access (COVAX) initiative, but vaccine hoarding has already begun by many wealthy countries — leaving poorer nations potentially in the lurch.
A two-dose coronavirus vaccine would mean we need to produce 12-15 billion doses. This is roughly twice the world's current total vaccine manufacturing capacity.
Instead of a global response to the pandemic, we're seeing an outbreak of vaccine nationalism.
Should the US be able to pre-order vaccines for its citizens when other populations around the globe are at greater risk?