The Reemergence of Vaccine Nationalism
Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (online)
3 Pages Posted: 16 Jul 2020 Last revised: 16 Mar 2021
Date Written: July 3, 2020
This short essay explores the reemergence of vaccine nationalism during the COVID-19 pandemic. The essay traces the pre-COVID origins of vaccine nationalism and explains how it can have detrimental effects on equitable access to newly developed vaccines.
Keywords: vaccine, nationalism, COVID-19, coronavirus, pandemic, H1N1, swine flu, pre-production contracts, compulsory licensing, TRIPS Agreement, equitable access, vulnerable populations, United States, Germany
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