With multiple producers touting promising results in late-stage trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidates, the end of the pandemic finally seems to be in sight. But rather than work together to produce and distribute vaccine doses, some governments are taking an every-country-for-itself approach – raising serious risks not only for public health, but also for the economic recovery and geopolitical stability.
Here to speak with us about these risks is Tom Bollyky. Tom is the director of the global health program at the Council on Foreign Relations, and the founder and managing editor of Think Global Health. He is the author of Plagues and the Paradox of Progress: Why the World is Getting Healthier in Worrisome Ways.