The development of Covid-19 vaccines to end the pandemic should be dictated by science not nationalism. Photo: Getty Images The development of Covid-19 vaccines to end the pandemic should be dictated by science not nationalism. Photo: Getty Images
The development of Covid-19 vaccines to end the pandemic should be dictated by science not nationalism. Photo: Getty Images
Josephine Ma
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Josephine Ma

Coronavirus: national pride has no place in vaccine development while a global pandemic is raging

  • The stakes have risen since scientists first aimed for a safe Covid-19 vaccine that was 50 per cent effective
  • Research from every candidate, whether a success or failure, contributes to global scientific efforts to stop the virus

The development of Covid-19 vaccines to end the pandemic should be dictated by science not nationalism. Photo: Getty Images The development of Covid-19 vaccines to end the pandemic should be dictated by science not nationalism. Photo: Getty Images
The development of Covid-19 vaccines to end the pandemic should be dictated by science not nationalism. Photo: Getty Images
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Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma

Josephine Ma is China news editor and has covered China news for the Post for more than 20 years. As a correspondent in Beijing, she reported on everything from the 2003 Sars outbreak to the riots in Lhasa and the Beijing Olympics in 2008. She has been based in Hong Kong since 2009. She has a master’s degree in development studies from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree in English language from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.