Jab everything above 70 and people working on the IC a third time, but inoculate the rest of the world before spending those resources on rich people.
I go along with that on ethical grounds. I'm not too sure about others. An awful lot of people seem to prefer the me, me, me option - protect me, my family, my country before anyone else.
Call it what you will, the world must return to normalcy. Bummer that will take 3 doses. It would be irresponsible to not keep those we know safe.
So countries need to produce:
Vietnam is signing the agreements to do so: https://www.nationthailand.com/international/40003893
India is the global production center, not the rich countries. They are ramping up to supply the world: https://in.news.yahoo.com/india-us-focu ... 37527.html
SII is testing for kids vaccines, as young as 2: https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/in ... 795491.cms
South Africa won't just make vaccine, they will make Pfizer: https://www.wowktv.com/news/u-s-world/s ... in-africa/
Thailand is making vaccine (link below)
Cuba is making vaccine and in negotiations with Pakistan and Iran has already started production: https://tribune.com.pk/story/2310471/cu ... n-pakistanhttps://www.reuters.com/business/health ... 021-07-29/
Bummer Novavax for Australia delayed 6 months, but we were promised Merck, Sanofi, and CureVac and they failed. That is the nature of vaccines. https://www.businessinsider.com.au/aust ... ay-novavax
I have no idea why the vaccine production in Mexico keeps failing on production, they know how to make vaccines: (to be fair, the mixing up the ingredients on J&J was bad too): https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/ ... 021-04-30/
But upthread we have links on Moderna adding two new lines (not yet started) as well as ramping up in the EU. We have links on the UK setting up to produce Valneva in Scotland. (I'm sorry, I'm not reposting links a dozen times). Just as I'm not going to repost on South Korea and Japanese production.
The world is jabbing 34.23 million doses a day. That is a billion a month. With triple jabs the new standard, we'll have to increase production. Telling people they're selfish gets old. They do not donate after being insulted. You need to do the case on reducing variants so they keep funding the production. If denied protecting their loved ones, I guarantee the first thing any people do is halt exports (we saw in the USA, EU row with UK, and now the 2nd link Thailand capping exports): https://ourworldindata.org/covid-vaccinationshttps://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandem ... ases-surge
What we need is more countries like Brazil (many links upthread) producing their own vaccines. e.g., clever things like using Veterinary pharma production to make vaccines: https://www.poandpo.com/in-sickness-and ... -vaccines/
So if someone having 3rd jabs makes them more willing to export, why wouldn't you do that? We cannot vaccinate everyone in 2021. But at a billion doses per month and growing with 14%+ already fully vaccinated and thus only needing a 3rd jab, call it 20 billion doses, we will achieve full vaccination in 2022.
Not to mention you cannot start and stop distribution on a whim easily. We need to get more vaccine to poor countries, but the natural motivation will be the border nations (e.g, Mexico and Canada for the USA) as the closer a people is, the more likely one is to know them (vacation) or trade with them.
To sell vaccines are desperately needed, people only listen to deaths. The poorer countries are young and thus have few deaths. As most people think this is pretty harmless in the young (I strongly disagree), how are you going to motivate a supply distribution on your argument of selfish? I use variants. https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths
Good news is those poor countries will get an effective Malaria vaccine out of all of this. Best prior "vaccine" was 30% effective (1st link). Oxford-AZ based Malaria vaccine 77% effective. (2nd link)https://www.wane.com/news/national-worl ... echnology/https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56858158
Out of this, we'll have effective flu vaccines, Malaria vaccines, and hopefully other vaccines. Never before was there that self-interest on new vaccine technologies. That "me, me me" you mocked will make a better world in the future. We are on track to have the world triple jabbed by the end of 2022. Maybe not their preferred Guchi vaccine, but 3 of almost any vaccine does the job well enough. Stop thinking of a zero sum game; think of how to get more vaccine out there. For it would be silly not to look after one's own self interests, in particular family safety. That is human nature. That is a primary drive no debate on the internet can change is to protect one's family, friends, and loved ones.
10 months without TV. The best decision of my life.