Aug 4, 2021 - 10 min
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WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on why hoarding vaccines is medically self-defeating. Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who has been at the forefront of the World Health Organisation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, explains in Foreign Policy the struggles the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Gavi (COVAX) — a WHO initiative to guarantee an equal supply of the vaccine around the world — is currently facing to fulfil its mission. As richer countries continue to buy most of the vials currently in production, listen to why he thinks "vaccine nationalism is not just morally indefensible. It is epidemiologically self-defeating and clinically counterproductive."