We will all suffer if the ‘free market economy’ decides who gets Covid-19 vaccine | Barbara Mintzes for The Conversation

The Guardian | Nov 18, 2020 at 3:32 AM
  • As the world continues to grapple with Covid-19, the prospect of a vaccine gives us hope of returning to some kind of “normal” in the not-too-distant future.
  • Those most likely to buy the vaccine privately are those who have not been deemed at high enough risk to receive the vaccine for free until later on, but have the means to do so (we don’t know yet how much it might cost).
  • If companies set aside a portion of their limited supply for private sales, people who need the vaccine the most, such as health workers and older people, may have to wait longer.