Some countries may get faster access to a COVID-19 vaccine than others. Here's why
2020-08-02 from cbc.ca
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit the world hard, and countries around the globe are anxious to get their hands on a vaccine as soon as possible in the hopes that it will bring a return to normalcy.
Those vaccines are expected to be in short supply when they first hit the market, meaning not everyone will have access initially. Within countries, some groups will be prioritized for vaccination.
But what about globally? Which countries will get the vaccines first?
Many wealthier nations are already making bets on vaccines still in relatively early stages of development, with no guarantee that they will ever perform well enough to gain approval or protect their populations.
That has many concerned about "vaccine nationalism," where countries look out for their own interests at the expense of others.
Here's a closer look at what wealthier countries are doing to ensure supplies for their own citizens, how that might affect other countries, how Canada might fare and what efforts are being made to distribute a vaccine more fairly.
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