And it would only cost us $25 Billion to vaccinate the world—3.5% as much as our military.
Can we share the costs with other affluent nations ? Today MSNBC reported 59% of white , male Republicans will not get vaccinated . Let’s redirect those shots to the people who must care and clean up after them . Pronto ! Capiche
Having the United States vaccinate the world's neediest populations has many benefits. We are all vulnerable to an ongoing viral epidemic until widespread immunity is achieved. Mutations will continue and changes to existing vaccines may be necessary in response. The sooner people can get a vaccination the quicker the pandemic will be controlled. There are also diplomatic reasons to engage in world wide vaccinations. During the last administration, America retreated from many traditional relationships with the world including with allies such as those in NATO. China and Russia are providing vaccines to those in need in many parts of the world. We have the resources to be the world's supplier of vaccines. The longer we delay, the greater the health risks to us and the wider the gap between us and others will grow.