It is possible that the richest countries in the world would be among the firsts to lay their hands on the vaccine when it becomes ready.
It is already the case that developing countries lack what it takes to survive the virus when compared to the medical items and wealth these other first world countries are using.
The above situation talks about the richer parts of the world getting the needed remedy, eventually. Simply because they can afford it.
A harsh reality that has prompted Microsoft founder Bill Gates preaching about the need for Coronavirus medication and future vaccines to be distributed to people who need them the most and not to “the highest bidder.”
Bill Gates was at a remote Covid-19 conference hosted by the International AIDS Society. When he made the remark.
“If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we’ll have a longer, more unjust deadlier pandemic,”
“We need leaders to make these hard decisions about distributing based on equity, not just on market-driven factors,” he added.
The World Health Organization said that 21 candidate vaccines are currently in clinical trials being tested on human volunteers, three of which are in the third phase of those trials.