Analyses | Medicine and healthcare | 2020-10-21

COVID-19 battle: Prevent 'vaccine nationalism' from hindering global efforts

Most countries believe that a safe and effective vaccine would be the ultimate weapon to stop the spread of COVID-19. In fact, some wealthy countries have already pre-ordered billions of doses of experimental vaccines from pharmaceutical manufacturers. As a result, they have been criticised for giving rise to ‘vaccine nationalism’ which not only will leave poor countries in the lurch, but also slow down the global economic recovery. How should the world manage ‘vaccine nationalism’? Would it affect Hong Kong's vaccine procurement plans?

The full version of the commentary is in Chinese only.