MedPage Today | September 22, 2021Read the Publication
Thirty-six. That is how many more COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered per person in high-income countries compared to low-income ones; the difference was nearly 70-fold in mid-June. Even as wealthy countries roll out booster shots, the vast majority of the world’s most vulnerable remain unprotected, even health workers risking their lives to save others. Thus far, President Biden’s pledges to make the U.S. “the world’s arsenal of vaccines” ring hollow. This is not just an unconscionable injustice, but also a grave threat to Americans, as dangerous SARS-CoV-2 variants emerge abroad and travel here.