Politico: Unable to get U.S. vaccines, world turns to Russia and China
U.S. adversaries have taken the lead in shipping free shots overseas.
Will the U.S. step up?
As Western countries pursue “America First” and “Europe First” Covid vaccination plans, other leading nations are looking outward in search of commercial and political gain. India has a 49-country vaccine “friendship program,” while China is shipping 1 million doses a week across Africa and has vaccinated 7 million Turks.
Argentina was just one of 50 countries that turned to Russia for help when it was unable to secure contracts with Western producers.
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WNU Editor: This is actually a good review (from the World Socialist Website of all places) on the state of vaccine diplomacy today …. Global vaccination at the mercy of competing national interests (Jean Shaoul, WSWS).
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COVID-19 'vaccine diplomacy': China, Russia and India cherry-picking the countries they help — SKY News
Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait — New York Times
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