The Washington Post  |  February 17, 2021

Lawrence Gostin, a professor of global health law at Georgetown University, said vaccine supply issues and a lack of information about inventory have clouded public health officials’ ability to predict the pace of mass inoculations.

“The lack of data has plagued our vaccine rollout in every sector,” he said. “Making these vaccines is also time-consuming.”

But that doesn’t diminish the responsibility the department has to diplomats serving abroad, he said. “We’re asking them to go to dangerous places. We have an ethical obligation to vaccinate our people overseas,” he’s said. “And it’s hard not to bristle at the idea that we would farm out the protection of our diplomatic corps to a foreign government.”

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