US, Rich West Failing India, Developing Nations: NYT
The Times of India Delhi|May 17, 2021
Washington: America and wealthy western countries are failing the developing world in a “moral test on vaccines”, the New York Times editorial board said on Sunday, urging the Biden administration to adopt a bold, comprehensive strategy to vaccinate the world and warning the economic consequences of failure to do this would cost more than making vaccines.
Chidanand Rajghatta

In an editorial, the nation’s most influential paper said the US is well on its way to protecting Americans from Covid-19 and it is now time to help the rest of the world by “marshaling this nation’s vast resources to produce and distribute enough vaccines to meet global demand.”

The federal government, it said, has ample legal power to compel pharmaceutical companies to manufacture and also share critical information and technologies to make vaccines, and a $25 billion initiative — chump change compared to the $6 trillion-plus the US has spent on stimulus — would produce around eight billion doses of mRNA vaccine, enough to vaccinate half the planet.

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