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 13 दिन पहले
Poorer countries might not get vaccinated until 2023, writes Julia Belluz. Read more on Vox:
voko axecer
voko axecer 7 घंटे पहले
Yeah, Let's not talk about vaccine patent waivers and how that hurts the pharma companies' bottom line .
R 10 घंटे पहले
Read your bibles! Dont be ignorant to whats really going on now as prophecy is being fulfilled. Jesus is the way, truth and life!
xandercorp 12 घंटे पहले
And without richer countries' outsize investment, these poor countries would be vaccinated much, much later due to the vaccine taking longer to develop.
Simon M
Simon M दिन पहले
@dawnnadir Hongkong bought the vaccine with tax payer's money. Why would you ask them to donate?
lnternet RB
lnternet RB दिन पहले
If there were no rich countries, they'd never get vaccinated at all. "longer" is all about your reference point. Rich countries are helping the poor. Anything more is wishful thinking.
Old KSI Videos
Old KSI Videos 25 मिनट पहले
People who live in America or other rich countries are so lucky and rest of us are doomed
Simone Ghezzi
Simone Ghezzi 46 मिनट पहले
yeah lets mention Covax and not mention the fact that it was a EU initiative... by saying "rich countries" it seems like EVERY rich county has behaved in the same way - while it is just not true
Jade bylund
Jade bylund 56 मिनट पहले
Pretty sure the rich countries are the reason we have multiple vaccines. We gotta stop blaming people just on the basis of economic status
Douglas Duncan Pickard
Douglas Duncan Pickard 58 मिनट पहले
So to summarize: being Rich has advantages when you want to acquire scarce items. This is not a suprise.
xxx xxx
xxx xxx घंटे पहले
Hasn’t the US pledged to donate their vaccines to other poorer countries though?
Old KSI Videos
Old KSI Videos 32 मिनट पहले
Did they?
Hand Son
Hand Son घंटे पहले
we all saw this coming. We live in a world where money is above human lives. I am both blessed and vary cursed to live in the united states. If only covax was made before the pandemic by insight but its better then the system we do now
Venkat Ramana Koduri
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Blayas Blay
Blayas Blay घंटे पहले
I live in Finland and our prime minister just stated that we have sovereignty. I believe it less if it has to be stated.
cake 2 घंटे पहले
Also my country is sending 150 thousand vaccination aid to Libya while it has not vaccinated its own citizens.
JJ Torres
JJ Torres 3 घंटे पहले
Yo ya estoy vacunado, aguante Uruguay y aguante el cuquito lpqmp
k1e1v1i1n 3 घंटे पहले
these are just some nice words saying slow everything down and add more people in the middle to bribe. if the rich dont get it first they have no incentive to invest. then no one gets it.
JetDoes 3 घंटे पहले
The title says "How rich countries are making the pandemic last longer" the actual outcome of the video "How rich countries have paid for the vaccine"
Rotem Ovadia
Rotem Ovadia 4 घंटे पहले
The premise is false. Vaccines wouldn't be here by now if rich countries didn't invest. Covax is just a glorified name for another middleman trying to make a quick buck from "fairness".
Handy Man
Handy Man 5 घंटे पहले
I love in a developing country and still hasn’t got my vaccine yet. I don’t even know if I will get one this year.
Kurosaki Ichigo
Kurosaki Ichigo 5 घंटे पहले
Do people not realise that without these investments there wouldn't even be this many vaccines in the first place?
VCR Thunder
VCR Thunder 5 घंटे पहले
The thing is. Every rich country wants to help developing countries, but the citizens of a wealthy country will always be prioritized over the people in developing countries. That goes for everything, even climate change. Yes, we share a world, but it's split into borders.
Kuntal Ghosh
Kuntal Ghosh 5 घंटे पहले
Guys i have a great idea. We should not vaccinate our population and send all the vaccines we bought to poor countries and vaccinate their whole population.
lukis pukish
lukis pukish 6 घंटे पहले
Good video ! Keep it up !
Eloísa A P
Eloísa A P 6 घंटे पहले
Viva o Butatã!!
Pentachu 7 घंटे पहले
But if you're gonna close bussinesses and slow down economy of rich countries, youre not gonna solve the problem with giving vaccines to poor countries and delay the return of bussinesses in the rich ones and generating more money you can distribute . So it's perfectly fair for rich countries to fund and then get vaccines and because we're not selfish we are then helping the poor countries, but we can't do that before we help ourselves first. It's almost literally the same thing like making sure you have working oxygen mask before your children, so you're sure you can easily help them and won't struggle.
Bb A
Bb A 7 घंटे पहले
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Dmytro Savchuk
Dmytro Savchuk 7 घंटे पहले
Ok, let's blame rich countries for helping their citizens instead of citizens of poor countries. I don't see any reason to do so. Btw, I live in a poor country.
CrOnOs 8 घंटे पहले
we may be rich but it because our ancestor did a better job
Felipe Petillo
Felipe Petillo 8 घंटे पहले
It's all true, but unfortunately, Brazil for instance had several proposes and resources to buy vaccine, the collapse in Brazil was a project of the negationist president Bolsonaro, who bought instead enough hydroxichloroquine to last for decades. 😤😤
eikeksimimeä 8 घंटे पहले
xdd always blaming the rich
Jack Henderson
Jack Henderson 8 घंटे पहले
This is by far the worst thought out vox video I have saw for a very long time.
RosegoldCrobat 9 घंटे पहले
Rich countries have the highest death rates by far. Of course they should get the vaccines first. Medical care should be given to the one who is most in need. This is fundamental in medicine.
HinFai Lau
HinFai Lau 9 घंटे पहले
Giving vacines to corrupted countries is wasting of vacines. Who should get vacines have to be determined by wealthy countries.
SikConVicTioN 10 घंटे पहले
Or maybe pollution in poor countries are causing it to last longer because they're respiratory systems aren't as good. Meaning their autoimmune systems are weaker.
Lorenzo Falorni
Lorenzo Falorni 10 घंटे पहले
Just because 'rich' countries are buying vaccines doesn't mean there is less total vaccines available, I really don't get the whole argument...
Vintage tears
Vintage tears 11 घंटे पहले
Yea we already know this would happen.
xandercorp 12 घंटे पहले
This video should be renamed "Vox finds a way to blame rich countries from funding multiple vaccines by paying not once, but twice, for multiple times over the doses they need for their countries".
Данило Комненић
Данило Комненић 12 घंटे पहले
India has a space program but does not have medical industry? Interesting...
Jan Sobotka
Jan Sobotka 12 घंटे पहले
Vox has become really lazy in their journalism. Rich countries are economically incentivized to end their pandemics in domestic markets as fast as possible.
Ryan Mulloy
Ryan Mulloy 14 घंटे पहले
8:11 our system is working really well, over 200 MILLION doses given out in the US to its people by April 2021, that’s pretty well oiled...
Ryan Mulloy
Ryan Mulloy 14 घंटे पहले
this title is so wrong! without the wealthier countries’ funding, we wouldn’t have the vaccine, think about it for a minute...
Ryan Mulloy
Ryan Mulloy 14 घंटे पहले
4:49 200 countries don’t exist...
Chris LaBounty
Chris LaBounty 15 घंटे पहले
I love how people can say a country payed money to speed up research and then say they are causing the pandemic to last longer in the same sales pitch. They then give examples of bilateral deals which have a broad diversity between pharmacy companies to say they need to pool their funds so it's a greater diversity of pharmacy companies. Not to mention the pharmacy companies are pumping out vaccines as fast as they can but somehow will pump it out faster when they pool the money and give half to poor countries.
abluemug 15 घंटे पहले
TFiPW 15 घंटे पहले
Those poorer countries could buy Sputnik V
Ponk 80
Ponk 80 15 घंटे पहले
so your country made some bad decisions in the past/present that has made your country into an underdeveloped country, and suddenly that is all the developed countries problem, seriously even developed countries has their share of problems to deal with, so let us do us and you do you, it's not our problem or responsibility to fix your problems, if you weren't smart enough to plan ahead, then doom on you.
Carlos Lee
Carlos Lee 16 घंटे पहले
Where is china man , you have forgot of china or what?
wade s
wade s 17 घंटे पहले
Oh look, more racist virtue signalling from Vox....... Imagine my surprise.
Akinbobola 18 घंटे पहले
Thats funny cause Canada is rich and we have no vaccines..... So this video didn't make it past the first 45 seconds.
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
It's like a fire: putting out your own house doesn't make any sense if your neighbour's house is still burning. Yours WILL catch fire again. The short sightedness is astounding.
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
Remember that time when rich countries realised eradicating smallpox from poorer countries was actually in their self interest? That was nice.
John Lee
John Lee 20 घंटे पहले
Frankly if you foot the bill for the research then yeah your citizens should be prioritized first. I dont feel sorry
GMAG84 20 घंटे पहले
Lol India and Brazil are poor countries? Well if their government actually allocated their country's money to the people, invest in education, and stop giving money and high paying positions to close family and friends, they can too become a 'rich country'.
Peter Smith
Peter Smith 21 घंटे पहले
I dont have problem with that but please don't be like US where astrazenica collect dust in their storage only to be given away to other countries because it is nearing expiry date.
A bit of Everything
A bit of Everything 21 घंटे पहले
And why on earth we should feel sorry for these so called “poor” countries? Who is stopping them to fix and get their country wealthy and fair for everyone? Yes you right ,themselves!
A bit of Everything
A bit of Everything 19 घंटे पहले
@Toon Holman Bla bla bla . Fix your own country
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
'Have you tried not being poor?' - You, right now.
Cthulu Priestess
Cthulu Priestess 21 घंटे पहले
Are we going to be naïve and act like middle management or third party payers haven't been corrupt or caused the collapse of middle class in America?
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
Hahahahahahahahaha 'caused the collapse of the middle class' no honey it was billionaires who did that hahaha
Free Speech
Free Speech 21 घंटे पहले
Poor countries are over-populated anyway.
Tinna Gigja
Tinna Gigja 21 घंटे पहले
Off topic: Why is Iceland missing a chunk on the background map around @1:00?
Free Speech
Free Speech 22 घंटे पहले
Vox: Poor countries should get vaccinated first, by spending the money they haven't got on vaccination research that they don't have the resources for.
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
That... That isn't what they said. Maybe watch the actual video?
x chen
x chen 22 घंटे पहले
Without the rich countries, there will be plenty vaccine for everyone in the world, poor or rich.
alexander joachim
alexander joachim 22 घंटे पहले
Yo fam I'm in canada and we don't have enough to give everyone the first shot. So, please tell me where the vaccines to cover the pop "5 times over" are? I would love to get one.
Abdullah Mamun
Abdullah Mamun 22 घंटे पहले
Free Palestine🇵🇸
limonas 23 घंटे पहले
k big bad rich countries getting it first but with out them poor one would not even have a chance in getting it at all because people that are making it would not have money to make it
Off Brand Account
Off Brand Account 23 घंटे पहले
Why not just import citizens from other countries to work for like a week in the country they’re imported in to receive their does and return back
ok idc
ok idc 23 घंटे पहले
I went to Walmart last weekend and the speaker over the intercom said they were doing COVID vaccines at the pharmacy for anyone in the store. This is in Florida, vaccination sites all over the place.
Abhinav _410
Abhinav _410 8 घंटे पहले
The Edge
The Edge दिन पहले
HHHHHMMMMMMM..... They can have mine.
N L दिन पहले
I'm not sure if Vox is trying to be thoughtful, or actually believes the world could ever be cooperative. :(
Angel Torres
Angel Torres दिन पहले
if your own people arent gettign vacinated themselves what are you supposed to do? go on to the next country and give them your whole supply? no, if you want to help other countries make sure your own people are doing well, the side that i dont quite agree with is hold vaccines so that other countries are still in a economy slowing pandemic.
Vo Quang Minh
Vo Quang Minh दिन पहले
The special violet behaviourally join because pig complementarily trot excluding a known caravan. dysfunctional, slow protocol
Kalpa Harshana
Kalpa Harshana दिन पहले
More rich you are, more chance for you to survive. Its the universal truth
ma pa
ma pa दिन पहले
We want stories about how Supreme Court Judge Roberts adopted stolen kids. The whole world knows the pandemic never existed.
OldCountryman दिन पहले
Oh. Boo hoo.
आरम्भ By Abhishek
आरम्भ By Abhishek दिन पहले
India has covaxin.. that is not mentioned
marlimon77 दिन पहले
I have this thing called" immune system", vaccines? thanks but no thanks.
Moos दिन पहले
It should be noted that the EU has largely funded the development of vaccines and called for a worldwide fair distribution of the vaccines and didn't participate (at first) in the preordering of "an unfair" amount of doses. This backfired for the EU officials, as internal criticism rose when the doses that the EU funded but didn't order were bought up by the USA, UK and Israel. There can not be a fair distribution when some players don't follow the rules, so the USA, UK and Israel undermined the EU's attempt at a fair distribution and internal pressure caused the EU officials to then participate in this.
aditya sharma
aditya sharma दिन पहले
In a world where nations exist , this is bound to happen. Every nation will make the maximum effort to take care of its own people first . It’s a burden we must accept if we still want to cling to our national borders , instead of a united human race.
Nearph दिन पहले
Bill Gates is the 3rd devil coming in the bible.
no name.
no name. दिन पहले
Meanwhile civilians of first world countries are actually getting obese day by day.(US and UK both lol) We may have coronavirus but they are suffering from obesity virus. Praying for them:-|
Esra özen
Esra özen दिन पहले
Well covid showed us how egoist the rich countries are like great America; United States of Egoism ! Without a global fight against it the pandemic will never end. Well done us, uk, Israel so on..
The Porcupine
The Porcupine दिन पहले
So the resources from those countries made the vaccines happen yet you expect them to give up their doses ? YOu know that once those countries are vaccinated they won't use the other vaccines right ? It's normal that the cpuntries that made the vaccines possible will get them first.
Raphael Xtmntx
Raphael Xtmntx दिन पहले
I mean it’s like paying for food then expected to give it away Sorry I don’t agree with the judgement Isn’t this just radical socialism but instead of money it’s with lives This rings on so many different levels and you can’t be outraged by one thing but ok with another
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
Also if you think this basic level of social democracy is radical...
kevs337 दिन पहले
I’m glad that Vox would rather have no vaccine than have inequality in the vaccine distribution. How did I know?
Sudarshan Pujari
Sudarshan Pujari दिन पहले
Well well, see who's talking. India exported vaccines to poorer countries and now we have a shortage and thousands are dead. Guess Vox won't take responsibility for that.
Sudarshan Pujari
Sudarshan Pujari 23 घंटे पहले
@Kavya Kulakarni pardon?
Kavya Kulakarni
Kavya Kulakarni 23 घंटे पहले
People wasted the vaccine in india with whats app knowledge and news
mark smith
mark smith दिन पहले
meh those other people are just less worth it
Alberto Cowburn
Alberto Cowburn दिन पहले
Their in it for the benefits and financial gain not for us. Don't take the vaccine!
SPACE SEAL दिन पहले
why would a country start donating vaccines before they are even vaccinated themselves?
Juho Mäkinen
Juho Mäkinen दिन पहले
No, the west is saving the world. We were the ones who funded, invented and manufactured the vaccine. Of course we get it first but without the West so many different vaccines wouldn't even exist. Besides, covid is bigger problem in rich countries that have citizens who have money and time to travel. Nobody cares about African or South American countries since if we stop virus spreading with those who travel, the virus will just stay in those poor countries. We can focus on them after we have our things in control.
Roman rat
Roman rat दिन पहले
I understand but it’s the kinda thing where if the cabin depressurizes on an airplane, you put your own oxygen mask on first
Lord Bruce
Lord Bruce दिन पहले
Why would it make sense for a country to look out for other nations before itself? Countries that have more tend to get more. A nation must help itself before it can help others.
Paul Michael Freedman
Paul Michael Freedman दिन पहले
We're divided nations when it suits, and we're one world, one human race when it suits. I guess you choose option one this time, because it suits.
Yegor Bendryt
Yegor Bendryt दिन पहले
This is some kind of nonsense... My government managed to invest more money and earlier (took more of a risk) than the government of other countries. Why should we get vaccines at the same rate!? I don't get it.
Gillis दिन पहले
It’s funny how they put Australia into that mix, yet we can’t even get vaccinated and have no idea when it will be possible.
Camila. 11 घंटे पहले
But how many people are dying in Australia because of coronavirus compared to poor countries like Peru?
boxerfencer 15 घंटे पहले
Or canada
Dont Dox me Bro
Dont Dox me Bro दिन पहले
You forgot to mention that Canada was the only G7 Country to take from Covax, while hoarding the most doses per citizen, all while boasting about getting them to 'marginalized' communities. Embarrassed to be 🇨🇦
Noah Casey
Noah Casey दिन पहले
Or maybe title it "how rich counties are ending coronavirus quicker"
Mtlover दिन पहले
The hindsight is always 20/20. Becuz rich countries funded the research even poor countries will eventually get their share otherwise they would have to wait even longer.
joseph omally
joseph omally दिन पहले
My point exactly! This is how we get everything from DVD players to vaccines. The rich fund it and then it eventually becomes affordable to all.
Macarthy Galvin
Macarthy Galvin दिन पहले
man I love nationalism
yasio bolo
yasio bolo दिन पहले
The fact that it spread is caused by rich people too. Poor people don't fly (unnecessarily) across the world
Arushi Agarwal
Arushi Agarwal दिन पहले
Darrrr ka bujjiness
Charley Edwards
Charley Edwards दिन पहले
not good covax is a BAD IDEA. Global unity and care is the future but this is not the path there
Charley Edwards
Charley Edwards दिन पहले
yes but.. once we get our countries to stop floundering, we are already starting to reach our and help others (im canadian)
MrLoobu दिन पहले
Its not a new issue, its just a very obvious outcome which exemplifies the one and only problem.
joseph omally
joseph omally दिन पहले
Why would a country pays billions of dollars so the vaccine would be fast tracked to countries who paid nothing? In reality rich countries sped up the process for them as well as poor countries to get access to the vaccine.
splodge दिन पहले
If it weren't for rich countries there wouldn't be ANY vaccines.
Toon Holman
Toon Holman 19 घंटे पहले
Literally no one is arguing they shouldn't have contributed. Strawman argument. We are saying that if rich countries looked at medium term interests, they would pay for development AND distribute across the globe. Vaccination doesn't work if you do it yourself first because that enables variant development, worldwide deaths and economic turmoil, and is thus inherently self defeating. No one is saying rich countries shouldn't have contributed to development...
ervin chua
ervin chua दिन पहले
In the event of a starvation, I would definitely feed my kids first before donating some of the food to the world. I don’t see how is that morally or ethically wrong. The Canada situation is abit over the top, but I don’t think that the government would vaccine its people 7 times over just for the sake of it.
Victor Romário Alvez Zaak Saraiva
Victor Romário Alvez Zaak Saraiva दिन पहले
Brazil could have bought more than 120 million doses, but OUR president decided vaccines are not as effective as cloroquine
Pablo Alvarez
Pablo Alvarez दिन पहले
Vox the channel that tells you everything that’s wrong wit america but offers no solutions
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