Protesters march in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 25 to demand that vaccines from Russia and China be approved and given to South Africans amid a desperate shortage and a rise in infections. Photo: AFP
Protesters march in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 25 to demand that vaccines from Russia and China be approved and given to South Africans amid a desperate shortage and a rise in infections. Photo: AFP
Amalina Anuar
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Amalina Anuar

How a reliance on market forces undermines US attempts at vaccine diplomacy

  • The Biden administration has not pressured firms to share their intellectual property and technical know-how, contributing to vaccine inequality
  • This undercuts Washington’s foreign policy messaging and its complaints about countries such as China and Russia sharing expertise with developing countries

Protesters march in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 25 to demand that vaccines from Russia and China be approved and given to South Africans amid a desperate shortage and a rise in infections. Photo: AFP
Protesters march in Pretoria, South Africa, on June 25 to demand that vaccines from Russia and China be approved and given to South Africans amid a desperate shortage and a rise in infections. Photo: AFP
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