What is Vaccine Nationalism?

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. What is Vaccine Nationalism? Context: The All India People’s Science Network (AIPSN) has said vaccine nationalism was a “wholly misconceived” idea and it must be given up. What’s the issue? The Centre has imposed some restrictions on exports, potentially undoing the goodwill earned earlier by free supply of vaccines …

What is Vaccine Nationalism?

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. What is Vaccine Nationalism? Context: Even before the end of final stage human trials or regulatory approval, several wealthier countries like Britain, France, Germany and the US have entered into pre-purchase agreements with Covid-19 vaccine manufacturers, a development that has come to be known as “vaccine nationalism”. There are fears …

What is Vaccine Nationalism?

Topics Covered: Issues related to health. What is Vaccine Nationalism? The Context: The United States has now twice indicated that it would like to secure priority access to doses of COVID-19 vaccine. Other countries, including India and Russia, have taken similar stances. This prioritisation of domestic markets has become known as vaccine nationalism. How it works? …