'Nationalising' Covid-19 Vaccines Comes at a Hefty Price

While "vaccine nationalism" might serve short-term political goals, it could cost up to U.S.$9.2 trillion - much of the loss in wealthy countries, World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said at a WHO briefing with International Chamber of Commerce Secretary General John Denton. Getting vaccines to poor countries "is not charity", Denton said. Sebnem Kalemi-Ozcan, co-author of the International Chamber of Commerce study on the economic case for global vaccination, told @WHO that equitable distribution of vaccines is in every country's economic interest, particularly those dependent on trade.




International Chamber of Commerce vaccine nationalism study co-author Sebnem Kalemi-Ozcan



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