Schlagwort: Vaccine

Elusive vaccine solidarity – A long shadow over globalisation

Photo: Lady Justice with scales, Image to picture global vaccination justice

By Ezequiel Octaviano on Pixabay

If there ever was a litmus test on whether the world would cooperate in solidarity in the midst of the greatest global challenges, the COVID-19 pandemic provided such a test given its transferability across borders and the need for a rapid global response. In this blog post I argue that the onset and response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a watershed event that has significantly – or perhaps irreversibly – ushered the world where cooperation will be more challenging than ever before.

Europe shouldn’t underestimate the global appeal of China’s vaccine diplomacy

Photo: COVID-19-Vaccine in front of the Chinese Flag

By: Marco Verch, Quelle: https://ccnull.de/foto/china-help-world-fight-coronavirus-with-new-vaccine/1018901

Western media coverage tends to downplay the success of China’s vaccine development and vaccine diplomacy, but Europe should not underestimate the appeal of Beijing’s offer. The failure of rich countries to address equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines and the West’s absence from the vaccine diplomacy game has provided China with a reputational win.