‚’Too many times we‚’ve seen the most vulnerable countries left at the back of the queue when it comes to new vaccines‚’- Dr Seth Berkley.
Tip toeing on Dr Berkley‚’s back, I believe that, although vaccines are undoubtedly pivotal for the prevention of the minacious novel coronavirus from spreading, it has, simply and metaphorically, enslaved ‘undeveloped’ nations, who‚’s suffocated by covid 19 and on the brink of collapse, to the tyranny of economically gluttonous ‘developed’ nations on whether they may show mercy in not hoarding the vaccines.
As if a perfidious manifestation of god itself.
Yet, intertwining politics with covid-19 whilst currently in the pandemic may be futile. However, in hindsight of previous epidemics, it is unequivocally arrogant to disregard the significantly detrimental role politics plays. Arguably, most infamous is the measles pandemic, which in its prime was unrivalled. Upon the introduction of the Edmonston-Ender’s vaccine in 1968, it derailed the stark potential of measles. Only 1 person died of measles in the Uk in 2017. In 2018, 140,000 people died of measles globally, yet unsurprisingly, heavily concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa, which is unfortunately globally accepted as an ‚’undeveloped‚’ cluster of countries. In truth, less than 70% of the population of sub-Saharan Africa got the second dose of the vaccine.
– Because the financially stable nations, essentially eradicated measles by their cache of the vaccine, paying billions and leaving the crumbs for the poorer nations to obliviously eat up.
Consequently, ‚’history repeats itself, the first as tragedy, then as farce‚’-Karl Marx. Current reality seems to be on a similar projection to that of the measles pandemic, yet again with ‚’vulnerable countries at the back of the queue‚’, solely overshadowed by our arrogance to acknowledge the past and see the bigger picture of the novel coronavirus pandemic.