Weekly Economics Podcast: Vaccine Nationalism

Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Common Wealth's Miriam Brett and Tahir Amin from the Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge

By the middle of January, 49 wealthy countries had administered 39 million doses of the Covid vaccine. But the world’s poorest countries had only done 25 jabs, all of them in just one country: Guinea. Not 25 million, not 25,000 — just 25.

Why can’t some countries get hold of the vaccine? Why are rich countries buying more doses than they need? And are we seeing the rise of vaccine nationalism’?

In this episode, Ayeisha is joined by Miriam Brett, director of research and advocacy at Common Wealth and Tahir Amin, co-executive director of Initiative for Medicines, Access & Knowledge.

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