Me-first nationalism defeats efforts to vaccinate the world

"Our neighbors across the world have far less than necessary to vaccinate their most vulnerable. Sending them vaccines is not only the humane thing to do, but the smart thing to do."

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March 19, 2021 - 11:30 AM

Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine Photo by (Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images/TNS)

I can understand President Joe Biden putting Americans first in getting vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. And I really appreciate his efforts to ramp up vaccine production through the Merck and Johnson & Johnson partnership.

But I disagree with what,  up until Thursday, has been his reluctance to send vaccines to other parts of the world.

On Thursday, the U.S. agreed to send millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Mexico and Canada. 

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