The Pentagon Just Got $778 Billion, But USAID Is Running Out of Money for Covid-19 Vaccines?

COVAX

Covid, Covid everywhere but $2Tn spent on military cover not medical or climate.

Global South leaders have regularly decried vaccine inequities, with some linking the shortfalls with ever-increasing military spending. At September’s United Nations General Assembly, Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez noted that 80% of doses had been distributed to middle- or high-income nations, comparing that statistic to the nearly $2 trillion in global military spending—more than one-third of it by the United States. “How many lives would have been saved,” asked Díaz-Canel, “[if] those resources had been invested in health or the manufacturing and distribution of vaccines?”

Source: The Pentagon Just Got $778 Billion, But USAID Is Running Out of Money for Covid-19 Vaccines?

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