Letter to the editor: Canada and COVAX


Canada has been a global leader in investment and showed political leadership in support of COVAX, and we should celebrate this! We are aware of the complexities and trade-offs in accessing vaccines for Canadians as quickly as we can.

As an investor, Canada is entitled to a share of the vaccines purchased through COVAX. But I’m with Stephen Lewis – applying for our share now feels morally repugnant when poorer countries scramble to vaccinate their most vulnerable, and it reads like yet another case of a rich country getting ahead by treading on the backs of the poor.

Randy Rudolph