Wednesday, 2 September 2020

acquired immunity

Seemingly to spite the World Health Organisation and China (plus the some one hundred seventy nation strong coalition who have so far signed up to participate) and avoid any obligations to share with the rest of humanity, the US under Trump’s direction will not join a global effort to develop a vaccine and therapeutic interventions to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
By snubbing the Covax initiative and its solidarity trials—which pledges to prioritise aid and delivery to the most vulnerable populations first (once that presently hypothetical inoculation is developed—that is), Trump is forcing the US to wager big on the promise that America can on its own come up with its own treatment hedged with an escalating corona-driven arms race with contracts to buy out the stock of whatever intervention seems viable.