How rich countries are making the pandemic last longer

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A program called Covax wants to distribute Covid-19 vaccines fairly. Is it working?

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Early in the Covid-19 pandemic, many of the world’s richest countries poured money into the race for a vaccine. Billions of dollars, from programs like the US’s Operation Warp Speed, funded development that brought us multiple Covid-19 vaccines in record time. But it also determined where those vaccines would go. Before vaccine doses had even hit the market, places like the US and the UK had bought up nearly the entire supply.

This turns out to be an old story. In nearly every modern global health crisis, from smallpox to malaria to H1N1, rich countries have bought up vital medical supplies, making poor countries wait sometimes decades for life-saving support. It’s effectively a system in which where you live determines whether you live or die of a preventable disease. Leaving a disease like Covid-19 to spread unchecked in some places also gives it a chance to mutate -- and variants of the virus are already raising alarms. So: how do we get vaccines to countries that can’t afford them?

One solution underway is called Covax. It’s a program co-led by the World Health Organization; Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance; and the Coalition of Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). Its goal is to get vaccines to lower- and middle-income countries at the same time as rich countries. So how is it supposed to do that? And will it be enough?

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Vox 3 महीने पहले
Poorer countries might not get vaccinated until 2023, writes Julia Belluz. Read more on Vox:
Hugo Levesque
Hugo Levesque 15 दिन पहले
But they may have never got a vaccine otherwise.
Less migrants more walls
Less migrants more walls 16 दिन पहले
@Z-G Tern exactly. Indians can wait
Anket Shetty
Anket Shetty महीने पहले
Read the book "Confession of an economic hitman". You won't regret it, it's a amazing book. Colonialism never ended, it became institutionalized.
Daily Beast
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So if we give the vaccines to poorer countries, then the epidemic won't be prolonged? What logic is that? There's only a fixed supply of vaccines and regardless who we give it to, someone has to wait.
Daily Beast
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@Tian so the researchers should give everything free? then who feeds them? their family?
SlajV 7 घंटे पहले
I dont is it only me but I hear ONLY bad things about astras vaccine
CuddleMuffin .
CuddleMuffin . 23 घंटे पहले
Thought this would be common sense lol. Life is fair and inequal
Avistar दिन पहले
Nobody in the developed world CARES if the rest of the world get vaccinated or not. I'm from America and I would rather have the USA sell them to make a profit, THEN boost our military to God tier levels. We all have a far greater threat: China. We won the trade war with them and they will BOW to us.
aldane reynolds
aldane reynolds दिन पहले
I never asked for posion to get in my body i already know what happen when it came to the last 3 viruses the us made
ROKU onl2
ROKU onl2 दिन पहले
What were the last 3 viruses made by the us
audrz z
audrz z 2 दिन पहले
Stopped watching 1:20
Fahad 2 दिन पहले
Obviously I would want my family and close relatives to be vaccinated first if I have poured money in developing the vaccine. Even tough I am from a poor country and we desperately need a lot more vaccines than we have, I don't think there is anything wrong with securing maximum vaccines for your own people. Totally understandable. Hoarding while not getting vaccinated by choice or simply holding poorer countries hostage, like military bases in exchange for vaccines is another matter altogether.
Roman Ščerbak
Roman Ščerbak 3 दिन पहले
But that is how capitalism works. Who has more money buys more vaccines In the end many of those vaccines were sold or sent for free to the poorer countries. And thr poorer countries still dont do a very good job with what they have
dharkbizkit 3 दिन पहले
moral of the story: be a rich person in a rich country and you can enjoy living on this planet ;)
CONNOR HAIR 4 दिन पहले
well if poorer countries contributed to the development they would get deals stop demonising invest into science and research and how we should get a better return on that to cover research costs not our fault you have corrupt officials
ROKU onl2
ROKU onl2 दिन पहले
They don't have the funds or infrastructure to develop vaccines, plus most of the scientists and researchers of poorer countries are working abroad, according to a survey 31% of Europe's scientific community comes from abroad
joker 4 दिन पहले
Maybe, without the big initial investment from 1st world countries, there would be no vaccine yet.
ROKU onl2
ROKU onl2 दिन पहले
They don't have the funds or infrastructure to develop vaccines, plus most of the scientists and researchers of poorer countries are working abroad, according to a survey 31% of Europe's scientific community comes from abroad
박한주 4 दिन पहले
If there is no investment of rich countries, how long it would take to make vaccines?
ROKU onl2
ROKU onl2 दिन पहले
They don't have the funds or infrastructure to develop vaccines, plus most of the scientists and researchers of poorer countries are working abroad, according to a survey 31% of Europe's scientific community comes from abroad
Brian C
Brian C 4 दिन पहले
In this video, not a single blame to China, who are responsible for this pandemic. I wonder why!!!
sameer dalvi
sameer dalvi 5 दिन पहले
Hi I m a poor guy from India my mom died several years ago and my Dad is a alcoholic womaniser and miser person not supporting me as I m suffering from hip joint replacement operation. Problem 2 years ago my all savings get over in my treatment need money for my hip joint replacement operation. So if u can please help me for God sake in the name of charity. Please my life otherwise I need to cummit suside
Tesla 5 दिन पहले
Members of my family are refusing to get vaccinated even if they have had a choice of free vaccines since March and free taxi transport to and from the vaccination center. Knowing that millions or even billions of people do not have access to the life saving vaccine makes me feel so ashamed of them.
just a guy
just a guy 4 दिन पहले
why? their vaccine will go to other people. It's like giving your life jacket to someone else. It's virtuous
Mel J
Mel J 5 दिन पहले
The US paid 1.2 billion for the vaccine? Seems like pocket change in modern times, and yet, very few countries seem to be able to afford it? Really?
Aviel Elias
Aviel Elias 6 दिन पहले
It only makes sense that countries who invested in companies that develops vaccine will get the vaccine before the countries who didn't.
Dibyendu 6 दिन पहले
Doesn't matter if I am from India , India helped the whole world by exporting vaccine and the world failed to India ?! Nobody here to discuss on this?😥
Bhavika Sicka
Bhavika Sicka 7 दिन पहले
In other words, CAPITALISM made the pandemic last longer. Call it what it is, please. Rich countries are rich because of their generational wealth accumulation courtesy colonialism + capitalism.
just a guy
just a guy 4 दिन पहले
ehh well arguably capitalism made the pandemic shorter because without capitalism companies wouldn't develop the vaccines nearly as fast in the first place. I don't think the genius people that developed the vaccine are going to work for free
Anita Pea
Anita Pea 7 दिन पहले
When you see that Australia has enough vaccines to cover their population 5 times over and yet is lagging behind in vaccination rate bc ppl don’t want the AstraZeneca vaccine fml
GotNoStyle 7 दिन पहले
All about the money... Always been.
trololoev 8 दिन पहले
meanwhile Sputnik-V: Want vaccine? this is technology, you can make it yourself as much as you needed.
Atlantis 8 दिन पहले
Those 'poor' countries aren't poor. They just have a corrupt government.
Denzo Warmbad
Denzo Warmbad 9 दिन पहले
Funny thing is that they thought Africa would be the hardest hit. Fortunately we disappointed them, it was their own countries were most fatalities were recorded. Money can't buy you life.. Even now, Africa is still behind.. We are not alone. By Africa I mean Black, White and mixed race.
Lourens Rudman
Lourens Rudman 9 दिन पहले
I,m so glad I’m not living in a rich country, the population of the rich countries can be the lab rats….
Jacinta Splinter
Jacinta Splinter 9 दिन पहले
Australia hasn’t got enough
avarmauk 9 दिन पहले
The behaviour of rich countries with regards to vaccines was 100% predictable
Rachel E.
Rachel E. 9 दिन पहले
In brazil they're reaching 30 year olds now \o/ just had my 1st shot last thursday
aaa bbb
aaa bbb 10 दिन पहले
The elegant peony phytochemically borrow because earth algorithmically concern as a wrong porch. seemly, ancient seeder
Ani 10 दिन पहले
WHO: We are ALL in this together as ONE! Countries: Everyone by their own! Bye
Д achu
Д achu 10 दिन पहले
I mean, china and Russia got their own vaccine developed and are giving out to poorer countries. It simply shows America at its best, money grabbing greedy society
Hritik Jain
Hritik Jain 7 दिन पहले
Dont forget India.
Hritik Jain
Hritik Jain 7 दिन पहले
Dont forget India.
Thuong Ngo
Thuong Ngo 11 दिन पहले
You cannot have an equal distribution without equal contribution. You contribute more, you get more; you contribute less, you get less; and if you contribute none, you don't get anything. It will always be that way. In a class, a company, a cooperation, a country, there is always a hierarchy. There must be someone cleaning the toilette.
ROKU onl2
ROKU onl2 दिन पहले
They don't have the funds or infrastructure to develop vaccines, plus most of the scientists and researchers of poorer countries are working abroad, according to a survey 31% of Europe's scientific community comes from abroad
Bin Hu
Bin Hu 11 दिन पहले
If rich countries didn't pay for the vaccines development, we wouldn't have any vaccines right now. So I strongly disagree that "they are making the pandemic last longer".
ROKU onl2
ROKU onl2 दिन पहले
They don't have the funds or infrastructure to develop vaccines, plus most of the scientists and researchers of poorer countries are working abroad, according to a survey 31% of Europe's scientific community comes from abroad
Bob starbuck
Bob starbuck 12 दिन पहले
Regardless when we get out of this a lot of big pharmaceutical companies are going to meet angry mobs.
William Galindo
William Galindo 13 दिन पहले
Oh, so countries with more money have better access to necessities? like vaccines?? what a shocker.
evan leo
evan leo 13 दिन पहले
“Rich countries get vaccines, poor countries don’t” yeah sky is blue, earth is round, isn’t this how the world works, welcome to reality
Reyvin Alinskie
Reyvin Alinskie 14 दिन पहले
the country is not in crisis, but the country is sickkk
Alessandro Fanelli
Alessandro Fanelli 14 दिन पहले
What is stopping rich countries that have an excess amount of doses for their population from then donating the doses to covax or to third world countries directly?
Dany Dash
Dany Dash 14 दिन पहले
US was not supplying their share at all untill India was hit with second wave and US started to feel pressure for releasing the extra doses and raw materials which they were hoarding.
Ashton Lonee
Ashton Lonee 14 दिन पहले
next vox video: unfair iphone distribution to poor countries
Dương Phước An
Dương Phước An 14 दिन पहले
Yet without fund from rich country, there would not have covid-19 vaccines in the frist place.
Lucca Cidade
Lucca Cidade 14 दिन पहले
You shouldn't call that "making the pandemic last longer" while in Brazil, government Is LITERALLY making the pandemic last longer.
Thomas Hughes
Thomas Hughes 14 दिन पहले
Our tax dollars pay for it. We should get it first
Vinay varghese
Vinay varghese 14 दिन पहले
cyrenia 12 दिन पहले
bruh thats already been determined, Wuhan, PR China
Giorno 14 दिन पहले
The problem with poor countries is that you see more antivaccinators than in rich countries, so even if their government managed to get some doses, it would just go to waist, I took my first dose two weeks ago and there was barely anyone there to get the vaccine
Cory Mountain
Cory Mountain 15 दिन पहले
As an Ojibwa Native American anything the government wants you to do! DONT DO IT!
Alex Rusu
Alex Rusu 15 दिन पहले
Guys, poor countries have destroyed some of the vaccines because the population did not belive in covid, so I doubt it would be fair for those contries to get doses to waste them since this is a global problem. I know what I said sounds incredible but it's sadly true
Alihasan Ali
Alihasan Ali 15 दिन पहले
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Mr Xavier
Mr Xavier 15 दिन पहले
Richer Countries donated more money towards the development of the vaccine so yes they should get first pick as they developed them.
Mr Xavier
Mr Xavier 8 दिन पहले
@Kingsley Osei-Abrah Yes I agree but the reason they order more than their population is because of supply chain problems.
Kingsley Osei-Abrah
Kingsley Osei-Abrah 8 दिन पहले
Yes get the first pick but not more than what you need
Tic Tac Toe
Tic Tac Toe 15 दिन पहले
US government and superpowers hoarding the vaccine and use it for geopolitical bargaining tool.
Nachannachle 16 दिन पहले
You made it sound like these governments really care about their nation's well-being. Meanwhile, they're more interested in protecting their cronies politicians aged 60+ and their political prospects than the average person in their countries.
Toga the girl Who flips
Toga the girl Who flips 16 दिन पहले
Here is a thought - many new to market product are given to the rich. However, it means the rich becomes the guinepigs who over pays for something that is later improved and cheaper that is given to the poorer….it happens in all forms.
dsfsfsdg 16 दिन पहले
The only real solution for this is to close all of the rich western countries entirely with no entries for atleast 2 years which will ensure no one getting new varieties of the virus
ThatOneGuyStudios 17 दिन पहले
This is wrong on so many levels lol
_jK1 17 दिन पहले
Repent and believe in the lord Jesus Christ ,for the time is near that he shall return. For he died for our sins and rose on the third day.
Kris Roberts
Kris Roberts 18 दिन पहले
Got to look after your own first before you can look after anyone else.
George B
George B 18 दिन पहले
Rich countries didn't like this video lol
Kara Martin
Kara Martin 18 दिन पहले
Just like Cuba right? *Anakin face* Just like Cuba right?
LOOP ///
LOOP /// 18 दिन पहले
seriously after seeing this i have no wonder why people want to immigrate to USA
LOOP ///
LOOP /// 15 दिन पहले
@Sam The Mountain Bike Beast yup true
Sam The Mountain Bike Beast
Sam The Mountain Bike Beast 15 दिन पहले
Because we make immigrants feel like they can succeed and that they matter here in America
Kiki 18 दिन पहले
Or how the near expire date vaccines are sent to poor countries. 🤮
Nick Zitzow
Nick Zitzow 19 दिन पहले
But of these countries didn't strike these deals and fund the research we would still be waiting on a vaccine.
J K 19 दिन पहले
Which countries provided the majority of funding for research and development of vaccines for covid 19? Which countries contributed the majority of money to COVAX so poor countries can get vaccines? How much money did your own country provide for this GLOBAL effort run by WHO under UN? Any idea? Remember, over 90% of the money came from the citizens of those countries in the form of tax. These so called rich countries will be sending you close to a billion of free vaccine to you soon. Hopefully corruption and incompetence in your own country do not slow down the distribution to the people who need the most. If you are living there, I am sure you already know. Don't buy into this s**t trying to to blame, divide the world. If you want to blame , look at the real source of of this pandemic and that country is doing very well now. I am currently living in a "middle class" country waiting for my first shot. I will be lucky if I get one by the end of this year and I absolutely refuse to accept any remedy from the same people who caused the poisoning.
Sofia Farina
Sofia Farina 19 दिन पहले
Capitalism : *Exists* Vox : *surprised pikachu*
mu hai
mu hai 19 दिन पहले
The funded the research.. without fund is slow take year win win
Ayush Sharma
Ayush Sharma 19 दिन पहले
now india is the most vaccinated country Even after donating so many vaccines to the poor countries
niamh harika
niamh harika 18 दिन पहले
@Ayush Sharma you mean billion? they are a lot but considered how many people are in india it's a little amount
Ayush Sharma
Ayush Sharma 19 दिन पहले
@niamh harika hmm you are right But Then 30-40 million cases are also not a big deal provided India's population is 1,400 million
niamh harika
niamh harika 19 दिन पहले
yes but it makes sense considering that india is huge
Jose Araya
Jose Araya 19 दिन पहले
Make a video about the owners of this pharma companies they are the ones making the money.
Anooblikeguy Lol
Anooblikeguy Lol 20 दिन पहले
ooohhhhh HUMANS ..... 👽👽👽👽👽 better come to MARS you are very welcome👽👽👽👽👽👽👽
Anooblikeguy Lol
Anooblikeguy Lol 20 दिन पहले
It's a matter of life or death and economy.... what do you expect .... that's the same thing if the poor countries makes the vaccines ... ooohhhhh humans ... 👽👽👽👽👽 better come to MARS you are very welcome👽👽👽👽👽👽👽
Mike Spencer
Mike Spencer 21 दिन पहले
Where are all the Oil Rich countries in this blame game???? Oh!!! Thars right, they are building Palmtree islands and skyscrspers.
Maksim Sysoev
Maksim Sysoev 21 दिन पहले
For me, the real answer for the q on "how are rich countries are prolonging the pandemic" is the politics. "Poor countries' " vaccines like Russian, Chinese or Indian have almost no access to the healthcare system of western-backed countries. More/less independent countries like Hungary, Argentina or Serbia have a long list of vaccines from around the world providing their people vax-list to choose from.
Time To Destination
Time To Destination 21 दिन पहले
Equality is only happening when justice is present. Sadly, there are no justice in the world. None at all.
Elena Fordjour
Elena Fordjour 21 दिन पहले
Covax is another bureaucratic organization no trust to it at all
Saranga Walimuni
Saranga Walimuni 21 दिन पहले
Dismantle WHO and UN Both are useless
Akira Kurusu
Akira Kurusu 21 दिन पहले
Wealthy countries with their export bans, refusals to share technology and to waive intellectual property in favour of profits over lives, and active demonization of flu tries like Russia and China distributing vaccines has definitely made the pandemic longer. It's not that vaccines wouldn't have been possible without the west, although there would be less variety and less production, it's that the west is actively trying to monopolize vaccine production and distribution
pradhan poovaiah
pradhan poovaiah 22 दिन पहले
Hey America get out the line!!!
Starry Night
Starry Night 22 दिन पहले
America was the one that was keeping raw materials from elsewhere and keeping a surplus of vaccines they would never use. The selling price of the American vaccines was kept high as well. So while media such as American ones want to pretend it was a load of countries fault, not really. Also poorer countries like Brazil and India have not been quick at identifying variants and examining them. They have also let the virus spread out of control with no concern even for their own populations.
Yunus Parvez Khan
Yunus Parvez Khan 23 दिन पहले
You are wrong. The problem with India is it's population. If you see the number of vaccinated people, then it's not much less than in the US.
varun ghai
varun ghai 23 दिन पहले
The point is that this video is not pointing out the differences between the 2 countries. India has vaccinated entire population of USA and still hasn't finished baccinating 1/4 of the the country. The challenges put upnin front of India are way harder than what's in front of USA. Over the top, USA had a failed health ecosystem of wuhan virus in the first wave itself and that lasted pretty long. Whilst 2nd wave was shortlived but intense in India. The video seems to have been made will ill intent or shortage of logical on ground knowledge.
Jeffrey Cheong
Jeffrey Cheong 23 दिन पहले
World of capitalism .
Jetblast01 23 दिन पहले
Here's another way COVID is still being spread out and businesses forcing employees into the office where people showing symptoms, vaccinated or otherwise, are permitted to be in a closed building space with everyone else.
Vishal Sancheti
Vishal Sancheti 24 दिन पहले
The problem is these western media outlets still consider India poor, whereas the country has executed the most number of doses to its population in the world... What creates problem is 1.3bn population of India to be covered. But that doesnt mean you will show one sided picture in terms of number of doses India is leading the vaccination...
Erik 23 दिन पहले
Using absolute numbers isnt usefull at all, as in most cases. The important statistic is vaccinations per citizen because for exampel most western european countries could vaccinate theur population in the double digit range with the amount india needs.
A B 24 दिन पहले
But there wouldn't even be vaccines unless the rich countries made those initial investments? Therefore it stands they should initially benefit and then of course be providing them for poorer countries. How else was this supposed to work?
Lord Fluffykinz
Lord Fluffykinz 25 दिन पहले
If libs are so obsessed with global equality, then why are they complicit in hoarding vaccines? A lot of cons don't want the vaccine, so don't give it to them, give it to the poor countries.
Brandon 25 दिन पहले
This is just common sense. If you have more money to invest in the manufacturing of the vaccines obviously you'll be first in line when they're approved. The COVAX idea is good but that's only if richer countries also go that route. I'm not sure they will when they know they can be offered more doses via a bi-lateral deal. Let's not forget we would have no vaccine right now if it weren't for the billions invested by the richer countries.
Aditya Srivastava
Aditya Srivastava 25 दिन पहले
Seriously if italy, US, and UK contained India won't be dying right now
Len the bus boy
Len the bus boy 24 दिन पहले
nah you have no idea whats going on. but thats okay. neither do we. only some people are allowed to know, the people that cooked this up.
Emily Valentin
Emily Valentin 25 दिन पहले
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life."
AuraSushi 4 दिन पहले
Amen! (and be careful because there's people who are gonna get salty reading this...)
(O=[][]=O) 25 दिन पहले
Let's ask what China knows about the wuhan virus leak and why they are being allowed to supercharge viruses in the first place?
(O=[][]=O) 25 दिन पहले
@Alan Tse STOP making this about the Chinese people. The Chinese government is at fault. By the way, as long as your repressive government is controlling you, you will not be the best you can be.
Alan Tse
Alan Tse 25 दिन पहले
China China China, all of your comments are blaming China for some random reasons, it must be really painful to see China is getting better and better!
S Bam
S Bam 25 दिन पहले
Getting China to fund Covax would be a good start but of course the people who leaked this virus into the world is going to shirk all responsibility. Their main vaccine (Sinovac) despite being the least effective is actually priced the highest for any third countries wishing to get them.
brian cox
brian cox 26 दिन पहले
india is not a poor country
Hi Hi
Hi Hi 20 दिन पहले
It’s citizens is poor, it’s government is rich
Nusery Songs for Kids Videos
Nusery Songs for Kids Videos 26 दिन पहले
Uks pounds not dollars
Michael Johnstone
Michael Johnstone 26 दिन पहले
the poor countries can have my vaccine, because i don't want one!
netherite sword
netherite sword 26 दिन पहले
i remember when people bought so much hand sanitizer to the point there was none in stores
niamh harika
niamh harika 26 दिन पहले
Shayna Letter
Shayna Letter 26 दिन पहले
Israelis offered Palestinians 700,000 Pfizer doses, the exact same as is being administered to Israelis, in a trade to be returned out of COVAX next year, and they refused. They're not meant to be stockpiled, or sold on blackmarket. Israelis paid top dollar (we're told) for these vaccines. They were for the Palestinian people. I wish Palestinian leaders would put people before pride, and politics.
Yohanan Azriel Gantz
Yohanan Azriel Gantz 26 दिन पहले
W L 27 दिन पहले
Letting virus have the time for mutation will fireback vaccinated country
Jan Schmitz
Jan Schmitz 28 दिन पहले
We germans paid A LOT for this program. It better working
Last Circle
Last Circle 28 दिन पहले
First of all Im sorry if my english is bad ,i want to share my family story 2 months ago ,my mom have asthma and her positive corona ,already tested in 2 hospital and all positive ,but nothing happenened to her ,she healthy asf right now
Ikram Sopee
Ikram Sopee 28 दिन पहले
Vaccine mutation pace faster than the vaccine distribution's rate. Eg; lambda variant which is originated from Peru (3rd world country). Who's to blame?
F. RC 27 दिन पहले
Obviously China
Omar Torres
Omar Torres 28 दिन पहले
I recibe a vaccine from us donation I got J&J vaccine Thank you Biden
Omar Torres
Omar Torres 5 दिन पहले
@Abhigyan BG mexico
Abhigyan BG
Abhigyan BG 5 दिन पहले
Which country are you from?
Moi 29 दिन पहले
Didn’t Bolsonaro also reject an offer from Pfizer/Biontech? Makes it even worse tbh :/
Linda Canadian
Linda Canadian 29 दिन पहले
If rich countries had not made those deals, there would have been no vaccine. Rich countries are not the problem.
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