Opinion Editorial.vaccines against COVID-19: "Soft Power" and Eye Powder
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This is the challenge America has to overcome to get back to a post-pandemic normal.America’s vaccine campaign has collapsed from its previous highs. While at one point in mid-April more than 3 million people received the shot each day, now only around 1.2 million are now — a rate that’s less than half of what it was at the peak. So the US might not make President Joe Biden’s goal to vaccinate 70 percent of adults by July Fourth: At the current rates, roughly 175 million adults will get at least their first shots by Independence Day, falling short of the nearly 180 million needed.
The gift announced to the G7 of a billion doses by mid-2022 does not make a vaccine a "global public good" . Rich countries are still missing a true, unitary and coherent country, for equitable access to anti-Covid vaccines.
Editorial of the "World". It is virtuous emulations, and it is not going out of it. The competition, under cover of "soft power", the Powers of the G7 on the distribution of anti-Covid-19 vaccines to the countries that are cruelly under the second category.
united since Friday, June 11 in Carbis Bay, in Great Britain, the leaders of this rich and democratic country club have indicated that they would commit together one billion doses, in order to "vaccinate the world ". President Joe Biden promised that the United States would provide half. To not be left out, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson advanced 100 million doses, such as Canada. The European Union (EU) refrained from overbidding, camped on its mother posture, since it is the continent that exports the most vaccines since the beginning of the inoculation campaign.
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Hospitals grapple with workers who cite everything from past COVID-19 infection to religion to the experimental vaccines in saying no to the shot.Nevens’ hospital in the Houston area was among the first in the nation to require the vaccine and remains one of a handful doing so. Houston Methodist set an early deadline for its 1,255 executives and managers and Nevens was one of only two managers who failed to step up. Other workers have until June 7 to comply.
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It took six months in Washington and London to start interest to the rest of the world. Once the target of 50% of the Americans vaccinated, the Biden administration became aware of the damage that the accusations of "vaccinal nationalism" could inflict, while China unfolded its own. At the same time, the ravages of a new variant of the virus in India, brutally placed the spotlight on the global immunization inequality.
While Europeans, more sensitive since the beginning of the issue of equitable vaccine access, highlights their own equation - as many vaccines exported and vaccines administered within the EU - the United States At the end of April, offered to deliver 60 million doses of Astrazeneca, vaccine which, in any event, was not allowed at home. Then, in May, they proposed a temporary lifting of patents.
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The donation of one billion doses deliverable in the twelve months does not constitute such a strategy or does the vaccine a "global public good". If it is a mission that this G7 should join, it is to give oneself the ambition and the means to rid the planet of this devastating pandemic, thanks to a distribution and a fair production of the vaccine.
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TOKYO (AP) — Thousands of Japanese companies began distributing COVID-19 vaccines to workers and their families Monday in an employer-led drive reaching more than 13 million people that aims to rev up the nation's slow vaccine rollout. Yuka Daimaru, among the Suntory workers getting the shot on a sprawling office floor, was visibly relieved after spending more than a year worrying about the coronavirus. “I was nervous, but it didn’t hurt as much as I thought it would,” she said. “Now I don’t have to worry as much on commuter trains or at meetings.