LettersChina’s coronavirus vaccine donation to Zimbabwe an example for wealthy nations to follow
- Globalisation and technological advances mean no nation is safe from the coronavirus unless vaccination protection is available to all. Any ‘vaccine nationalism’ would be short-sighted
Due to technological advances and globalisation, the modern world is more interconnected than ever, with people able to potentially travel to any location in the world. Accordingly, we live in a society where health matters have taken on a global dimension, and the response to such matters should be on a global scale.
In the fight to quell the scourge of the Covid-19 pandemic, it is imperative that developed countries, and other countries that possess excess quantities of coronavirus vaccines, continue this trend of assisting the countries that have not yet begun national mass immunisation programmes.
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It is of paramount importance that the world does not become engulfed by vaccine inequality. Otherwise, the global impact of the pandemic will certainly be prolonged.
William Kerr-Phillips, Kowloon Tong