Global cost to vaccine equity
Many have questioned the ethics of failing to vaccinate poor countries. But there are economic costs to vaccine inequities as well. The Economist Intelligence Unit forecast director, Agathe Demarais, says countries that fail to vaccinate 60% of their population by mid-2022 will lose $2.3 trillion by 2025. And it is emerging economies that will pay the highest price, with serious political and social consequences.