RAZINA MUNSHI: Behind the ‘vaccine’ race
Are we competing against a virus or against each other? Language from the world’s superpower that paints the development of a coronavirus vaccine as a ‘race’ shouldn’t go unchallenged
Already, the US, China and Europe are sprinting to be the first to find a cure. But that race is beginning to take on an ugly nationalist undertone that fragments the conversation at a time when we most need global solidarity.
Scott Gottlieb, a physician and former commissioner of the US Food & Drug Administration, says the US needs to win the coronavirus “vaccine race” (https://www.wsj.com/articles/america-needs-to-win-the-coronavirus-vaccine-race-11587924258). His reason? Others (read: China) may not be as quick to share it with countries, including those in the developing world, that need it most...