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Why isn’t the US sharing its excess vaccines with a desperate ...


Why isn’t the US sharing its excess vaccines with a desperate world?

Although there is indeed an element of us-first, the whole truth is actually far more complex than it appears

Drew Armstrong and Josh Wingrove

Why isn’t the US sharing its extra vaccine doses with the rest of the world? 

America led the world in buying up the messenger RNA vaccines that have proven most effective against Covid-19. It’s now starting to lead the world in not using them. 

Across the US, there are more than 27 million unused Moderna doses and 35 million from Pfizer and BioNTech, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That’s led to calls by prominent public health voices to pack America’s surplus in dry ice and ship it to places such as India where the outbreak is still raging...

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