Covax Conundrum

February 11, 2021 Updated: February 11, 2021

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