Opinion: How the vaccine has made it all over the world

This commentary, “Opinion: How the vaccine has made it all over the world,” authored by Oregon Bio’s 2022 Chair Dan Snyder, recently ran in the Portland Tribune.

The barriers to people in developing countries getting vaccinated against Covid-19 is decidedly not supply.

Last week, Africa requested all Covid-19 vaccine donations be paused until the third or fourth quarter of this year. John Nkengasong, director of the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention, said the primary challenge for vaccinating the continent is no longer supply shortages but logistics challenges and vaccine hesitancy.

In President Biden’s recent State of the Union address, he noted the U.S. has sent 475 million Covid-19 vaccine doses to 112 countries. Worldwide vaccine supply is well covered.

The United States has led much of the world’s health conversation around – and now supply of – Covid.  Now, it’s seeking…
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