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It May Be Too Late For the U.S. and Europe to Catch Up With China’s Vaccine Distribution Drive in the Developing World

French President Emmanuel Macron. AFP.

The reality that China and Russia together have distributed almost a billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines lingered over Friday’s virtual G7 summit. While attendees expressed concern about the unfair distribution of vaccines, ironically brought on by hoarding in their countries, the leaders from the world’s wealthiest countries did little more than make vague promises to provide additional funding to initiatives like the global Covax alliance that distributes vaccines to the poor countries.

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