The issue isn’t the donation, and I’m glad it occurred. It’s why we discovered ourselves on this state of affairs within the first place.
The US, UK, and lots of different wealthy nations did the equal of shopping for a Fastpass at Disney World, shopping for their strategy to the entrance of the road no matter which nations wanted the assistance extra. As a substitute of seeing this as an issue your complete world wanted to sort out collectively, each nation did their very own factor and put themselves above others, and solely a handful – from the standpoint of saving as many lives worldwide – really wanted to be on the entrance.
Retrospectively the vaccines actually ought to have gone to India, Brazil, and lots of African and Latin American international locations as they lacked the sources to deal with the pandemic, not to mention get hold of a vaccine in comparison with privileged nations just like the U.S. and UK. And for a lot of People staying house and/or social distancing with a masks isn’t almost as a lot an issue as it’s for these poorer international locations with larger inhabitants densities of much less educated individuals who can barely make ends meet exterior of a pandemic.
So whereas this donation is a pleasant gesture it shouldn’t have been vital within the first place. My greatest worry is that by letting these different nations endure from the pandemic for so long as they’ve that we’ll see an excellent worse variant than Delta spring up that may decimate much more nations going ahead.