COVAX –Vaccine Equity, or a Moral Crime?

COVAX –Vaccine Equity, or a Moral Crime?

Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer's personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.

Funding neo-colonialism in the name of COVID-19.

Wealthier countries have traditionally provided taxpayer funding in aid to low-income populations. Their taxpayers trust this is well spent, directed to where it helps the most needy, most effectively. Billions of dollars have recently been allocated to COVID-19 vaccine program ‘COVAX’, a World Health Organization effort that most assume would save lives. In reality, COVAX looks set to continue the remarkable spate of destruction to livelihoods, human rights and future health prospects resulting from lockdowns against COVID-19 across much of the globe. 

Across developing countries, these new and totalitarian WHO policies have reduced healthcare access and pushed the growing economies of low-income countries into recession. Practices that were previously considered inappropriate to slow the spread of an aerosolized virus, due to their limited effectiveness and potentially unethical nature, have rapidly become the norm.

WHO and partner institutions based around lake Geneva are now doubling down on...

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