Fareed's take: The grave consequences of vaccine nationalism

Fareed's take: The grave consequences of vaccine nationalism

Fareed Zakaria gives his take on how unequal distribution of vaccines could mean the world never fully recovers from Covid-19.
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  1. All countries want to vaccinate their people first, not just rich countries.
    The Canadian government was talking about vaccinating the 3rd world before we received a single dose. Yes, it pissed me off.

  2. Here in the U.K. we have contributed by matching funds for COVAX. The international fund setup to buy and deliver Covid vaccines. Also the U.K. has brokered a deal with AstraZeneca to sell the vaccine at cost.

  3. Biden should, if he hasn't already, make sure the entire world has a secured supply and distribution of the vaccine. It's a hard ask for the man, but I'm sure he can do it.

  4. Anyone else notice how, since the election, the media is reporting less and less about this deadly virus killing millions all over the country? Amazing! Sleepy Joe is elected and the danger is over.

  5. covid jump from bats to humans do to global warming effecting there food supply climit change is effecting fruit trees flowering and the insects they eat

    it are fault as a world

    nature does that why algae blooms happen imbalance

    it self correcting response that nature evolved to rest balance

    it what fails before a mass extinction event happens

    viruses can also infect new bat caves testing all the bat caves on earth would be way gauge covid in the animal poplation bat caves tend be hot spots for catching local infections not just covid either also studying bats like that alows for us to find strains before the reach humans

  6. Did anyone else notice CNN removed the COVID deaths/infections they used to have on the right hand side? I've checked every video going back 2 weeks and it's no longer there. But if you go back 1 month or more, it's on every single one.

  7. How many cases a country has at the moment is irrelevant. It needs to be distributed equitably on population distribution. If countries have done an excellent job in containing the virus then they are reducing the risk of new strains and should be handicapped from vaccinating their populations. Countries who have done a pitiful job are the real problem and it is these countries that are producing the newer strains. Yes, I agree that Canada does not need 5 or 6 times requirement. That is ridiculous and self defeating. But to suggest that Japan, Australia, New Zealand and many other countries should be denied vaccines until all the irresponsible countries are covered is also not right. Something not reported is that Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and others that have been very responsible in handling the pandemic have NOT received any vaccines yet and are not rushing it. Try to be a little more fair in reporting please.

  8. Fareed, Politics guarantee that every good deed will have decent from those on the other side of the aisle, to turn something positive into a negative. On the surface, a president may turn away from something that looks like a slam dunk, but opposition leaders add poison pills into the mix that forces projects to go awry. Nice job turning the knife in Trumps' back for not participating in something you like. Shocker, he's not longer in office. Here's you answer for a cure, but many people ignore or even run away from this reality. Jesus gave us a New Covenant (some call it a New Testament) where he outlines Baptism along with six other sacraments for help to attain salvation. Earth is not our home or our final destination. Jesus also left us His Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity to eat daily, and we ignore and go right back to the daily noise and our busy schedules. Should we worry about dying? Yes, but only if we're not prepared to leave this planet. Jesus told us as a form of reference that we should hate our mothers and fathers – only compared to how much we are to love Him. In order, it's love Him with all our heart mind and soul, then love your neighbor as ourself. Go to Reconciliation OFTEN, and receive the Eucharist daily to work on life everlasting. As far as a vaccine for me! I could care less. You should be prepared to leave (earth) at any given moment. Satan is on the prowl, and you can see his effects in our society changing day by day. I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but you have us looking the wrong way as we step into traffic. Many often forget that Prayer can actually change what we want to change through His divine plan. Remember, ask and you shall receive. We will be spending another year attacking a man for his presidency, spending millions more for lawyers on both sides, while the country falls into ruin from more abortions and everything God has asked us to avoid. PAX. Jim. PS – watch "salvation if from the Jews" Roy..

  9. This mess is not going away until the creator say so . Human can talk all they want if it’s not in the creator cards it will be here until he take this mess away . Human don’t control anything like they think all this belong to the most high rather some believe it are not are time is not the creators time so people just should sit still and wait until the most high do his thing .

  10. I understand what’s being said by the commentator about Africa(and South America) not getting any vaccine yet, and it’s terrible, but is this because there’s no vaccine available to them yet(?), is it because they have been refused access to the vaccines(?), or is it because the government’s of the African(and South American) countries have not actually tried to buy their own vaccines yet.?.?.?.?.
    And, the reason why they have not got them is important, especially when someone is making sly accusations, without actually accusing people of denying the African(and South American) countries access to the vaccines, which would be despicable if that’s what is happening.!.!.!.!.!.

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  12. FROM THE CDC;  3,150 people v@ccinated in ONE DAY are "unable to perform normal daily activities, unable to work" after v@ccination. This is a massive 2.7% of people who can no longer work after having the Pfizer v@ccine.

  13. "We will never, ever defeat the coronavirus." Of course not! You haven't even defeated the common cold! Every year a new flu vaccine… Same flu you've been washing your hands over for the past 100 years! Hey, I hear Polio is making a comeback…

  14. It makes total sense for rich countries to vaccinate first. Those nations are far more likely to receive international travellers and therefore unvaccinated citizens are at a higher risk of new outbreaks.

  15. Yes, even though it obviously cost money to develop and produce these vaccines, and even though it makes sense that since it is a global pandemic and the whole world is sick, the countries that can pay for the vaccines can get them before eventually giving it to poor nations, usually through a charity or WHO. You're totally right. We should give it to others first. You're so altruistic.

  16. Canada has had to order that amount because they need to keep up with the demand. I live in Canada and the European union is restricting exports of Astra Zenica.
    And the U.S has its own problems. So this is how the European Union treats everyone after we all came to their rescue in WW2

  17. Honestly, too little too late for a response. When the pharmaceutical companies in various countries were carrying out research and development of the Covid vaccine on their own without any cohesiveness and coordination under the the UN's WHO, where was COVAX then? The 'vaccine nationilation' should have been addressed then, now it's a continuation since the R&D process had started.

  18. It is an experiment, if you get on board with this frankenstine jab, they should be telling you that you are part of a clinical trial lasting until 2023! If not they are breaking their oath and the Nuremberg code, against informed consent! Never been tested on animals or humans! You are essentially lab rats!

  19. election was rigged using mail in ballots. Mail in ballots were rigged using covid-19. Covid-19 was rigged using the flu numbers. Flu numbers were rigged using mainstream media and social media. Media was rigged using money. Money was rigged by the central banks. Central banks are rigged by the United nations

  20. Dear vaccine doubters,

    I feel awkward even being close to defending the parasitic, greedy, health care industry, which includes legitimate doctors (who sometimes are honest and other times over-bill), but also includes billionaire-owned, health insurers, and billionaire-owned, HMOs whose mission is to provide the least care for the most money. However, they are mostly not lying about the vaccines; they are just lying about their health care system and falsely claiming to want to improve it.

    Nevertheless, you are missing the complexities of the vaccines' issues– which apply differently to every disease for which there is a vaccine, e.g., polio or measles. It is true that covid vaccine announcements are drafted without detailed qualifiers to motivate persons to vaccinate and save their lives and hospital resources.

    There are good reasons for this. Most importantly, the risks of vaccination are much less than the risks of getting the virus, winding up hospitalized (in hospitals that are OVERWHELMED according to nurses and doctors I know), maybe suffering long term physical damage to your organs, such as lungs, etc., incurring gigantic medical bills (e.g., of $1.1 million), and maybe (which admittedly is now only a 1.3 percent risk according to some reports with the new variants) dying horribly.

    However, read the research. Some may just get vaccinated then still get infected and see their symptoms (and damage) substantially reduced, which is a worthwhile goal. Trust me, I know a person who caught a relatively mild version of it months ago and had a struggle just sitting up in bed for weeks without feeling short of breath and dizzy. I want to get vaccinated.

    I do not trust the greedy, billionaire-owned, vaccine producers. However, other countries like Canada, Britain, Germany, etc., take better care of their populations and have tested the vaccines, so I trust them. That is why I trust the vaccines. Also, if you have a greater danger approaching, the virus, which is like a rhino charging at you which is likely to get you killed or severely hurt unless you act, you are willing to run the lesser risk of the vaccine.

    Admittedly, only some persons have such strong immune systems that vaccines give absolute protection AND enable them to clear their body of the virus within days or weeks. Even those, may still temporarily have enough virus reproduce in their bodies, when initially infected, to allow them to transmit the virus for some time after they get infected and incubation occurs.

    There are no light switches in nature: vaccines are not that certain. As long as I am telling you bad news, the vaccines will definitely help more people live, ensure fewer hospitals collapse, and most suffer less harm. However, they will not create herd immunity for many, many months: to get herd immunity, when a virus is as infectious as the newer variants, you need a very high vaccination rate.

    The US has the worst and most expensive health care system among developed nations. Many have little access to medicine and will not be vaccinated: e.g., transients and homeless persons, some of whom live off the grid.

    Others, like someone I know, will refuse to take it out of distrust, because our system has taught poorer persons not to trust it: e.g., the Tuskegee experiments. The decreased effectiveness of the vaccines against the newer variants may also make herd immunity less likely. See "Fauci says Covid-19 vaccine may not get US to herd immunity if too many people refuse to get it" in CNN. See "Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Herd immunity, lockdowns and COVID-19" in which the CCP's WHO actually tells the truth.

    The higher the transmissibility of a virus the higher the percentage of the population that must be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity. Sadly, due to its social structures, the USA may not get there for years while other, "more socialistic" countries in the EU (and UK) will. I have taken the time to write this, because I do not want to see more innocents die and more grief than I have already seen with this darn virus, which “coincidentally” arose in a city wherein the only BL4 lab in a big, authoritarian, eastern country, run by a corrupt, murderous political-gang, was located.

  21. The dragon stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?” The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. Whoever has ears, let them hear. “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go. If anyone is to be killed with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.” This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people. Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name. This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. That number is 666.

    Revelation 13:1‭-‬18 NIV


  22. It is more complex than you make out. Canada has specific issues, such as getting easier vaccine, that do not need dry ice to vast regions in the North, indigenous peoples who are suffering disproportionately. and it was insurance policy to be more flexible and to mitigate any failed contracts. So, since it has turned out that shipments have been delayed, we are ranking very low in numbers of vaccinations. Canada is simply not greedy, but prudent.

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