The Tragedy Of Vaccine Nationalism
Synthia Das, Sister Nivedita University, Kolkata
On 30th January 2020, when the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of the pandemic it brought the world under shackles. The world which has stepped into a whole new phase of development and growth was made to go numb. It just took a pandemic to cripple the economy of the entire world. Years of medical infrastructure of various countries seemed to lay dead in front of the pandemic. Effecting a large number of the world’s population it shattered the pillars of capitalism. Nationalism took a different role because as known nationalism is a global and ubiquitous idea in the contemporary world and now it wants to explore that whether exclusionary tendencies have been reinforced by the pandemic. Along with it came up the approach or concept of Vaccine Nationalism which somewhat exposed the domination and self – centeredness of the well doing development countries which further was suppressed by more effective initiatives taken by middle – low developing countries and tried to equalize everyone’s needs. All these essential of pandemic gave rise to the post pandemic consequences which had a deep effect on the entire human race along with the economic and social life of the people.