The United States has done an admirable job in its COVID vaccine rollout. With 300 million-plus doses administered and counting, the goal of domestic herd immunity is increasingly an issue of vaccine hesitancy rather than availability. Focusing first on the home front was the right thing to do for both the Trump and Biden administrations. It can be challenging to help your neighbor when you do not have your own house in order. But building on this success, the United States now needs to pivot and focus its energies and resources on the rest of the world.
Sharing Vaccines Is Good for National Security
By Lieutenant Commander Tyler McKnight, U.S. Navy