Published in The Washington Post
By Darren Walker
Vaccine nationalism is not without consequences. It delays our global recovery even further. Indeed, until we are all vaccinated, we are all vulnerable.
Many Americans are breathing a sigh of relief. Across the United States, the vaccine rollout is gaining speed. By May 1, every U.S. adult will be eligible for inoculation.
But eligibility is far from equity — and around the world, the pandemic is far from over. Already, vast disparities are emerging in vaccine access — both within countries and between them — especially for Afro-descendant and Indigenous communities.
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