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Swee Kheng Khor
Opinion

Opinion

Swee Kheng Khor

Covid-19 vaccine visas risk dividing the world into East vs West ‘vaccine blocs’

  • If more countries follow China in tying entry to specific vaccines, the existing vaccine ‘spheres of influence’ could easily coalesce into opposing blocs
  • To avert this dystopian outcome, the world must adopt universal vaccine approval and efficacy standards, and develop robust antibody tests

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Swee Kheng Khor

Swee Kheng Khor

Dr Swee Kheng Khor is a Malaysian physician specialising in health policies and global health, with fellowships in three international think tanks.