- Fighting Against The Epidemic
Fighting Against The Epidemic
In view of both the cataclysmic global damage done by Covid-19 that may continue as the coronavirus mutates, and the overwhelming scientific opinion that warns that this is not the last or the worst pandemic, the imperative is for immediate Sino-US Cooperation and leadership.
Through its health diplomacy and engagement with the global community, China has shown that not only the people of the country are united but also that unity from the Chinese nation resonates with the global community.
It is therefore vital that all richer countries step-up to ensure universal herd immunity is achieved at a quicker and faster rate.
While China is ready to share the vaccine with others, “The U.S., Britain, Canada and others are hedging their bets, reserving doses of vaccines that far outnumber their populations, as many poorer nations struggle to secure enough,” according to a New York Times report.
The COVID-19 pandemic has made us keenly aware of how closely interwoven are the interests of all countries, and that humanity shares a common stake.
I would love to stand in another line this year. For the vaccine.
For a sustainable future, African countries need to be able to purchase a fairly priced and truly affordable vaccine for Ebola to protect against a repeat of the terrible loss of lives in the outbreak in West Africa in 2014-2016.
Contrary to media hysteria, China’s vaccines are not part of a zero-sum game whereby a country simply buys a product and takes one’s word for it, leaving room for deception.
As one of the first countries to have effectively controlled coronavirus, China has taken the lead in COVID-19 vaccine research and development. On the final day of 2020, China announced it had granted conditional marketing authorization for its first self-developed COVID-19 vaccine and would be made free of charge for all Chinese citizens. China is now trying to help people all over the world by making its coronavirus vaccine a “global public good”, one that is accessible and affordable for everyone, especially the developing world. China is speaking wholeheartedly with its actions!
The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the instability and inequity of the current system. The world is standing at the threshold of great change — everything must be completely reimagined.
Working together is a commitment that brings manifold returns. Humanity is one.
Only if we surpass differences, pool resources, strengthen and improve global governance, can a community with a shared future for mankind be achieved and challenges be handled.