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Canada should wait its turn for vaccines

Dear Editor,

Canada has been a global leader in investment and showed political leadership in support of COVAX, and we should celebrate this.

We are aware of the complexities and trade-offs in accessing vaccines for Canadians as quickly as we can.

As an investor, Canada is entitled to a share of the vaccines purchased through COVAX. But I’m with Stephen Lewis – applying for our share now feels morally repugnant when poorer countries scramble to vaccinate their most vulnerable, and it reads like yet another case of a rich country getting ahead by treading on the backs of the poor.

Randy Rudolph

 

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