Jul 07, 2022
In General Discussions
Jinping, by phone, the promise of 20,000 doses Country Email List of the Sinopharm vaccine. Almost simultaneously with the Chinese delivery of millions of doses to the Dominican Republic, the first supply of the COVAX multilateral initiative, in which the Country Email List European Union has a substantial participation, also arrived in the Caribbean: 14,000 doses of vaccines delivered to Jamaica on March 15. While COVAX may have a significant impact over time, at the moment its deliveries are late and meager. The United States also joined the Country Email List COVAX initiative under President Joe Biden, although US vaccines have so far played only a supporting role in the Caribbean. However, as the rapid vaccination Country Email List campaign in the country progresses, this may change in a few months, when the United States becomes an exporter of surplus vaccines. For now, however, the dynamics of the vaccination campaign in Country Email List Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands shows the peripheral role of these US-owned Caribbean territories: their vaccination rate is still lower than that of Georgia, the last of the 50 states of the Union. The other non-sovereign territories of the Caribbean also have little chance of carrying out active Country Email List vaccine diplomacy. In the Netherlands Antilles or the French overseas departments there is a European shortage of vaccines. While connection to metropolises Country Email List promises access to superior, “first world” health and social services, islands find themselves in the unusual position of looking with envy at the reality of often significantly better vaccination of their Country Email List independent neighbors . While Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico also use vaccines from Russia, these have so far not reached the Caribbean: not even Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the first Country Email List country in the region to approve the Sputnik V vaccine. The great singularity in Caribbean vaccine diplomacy is Cuba.