Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Diplomatic Immunity

 As SARS-CoV-2 continues to burn an infectious swath around the world, millions have hung their hopes on the timely arrival of an effective vaccine.  China has raced ahead, and is now offering to supply vaccines to countries in the developing world.  The United States, by contrast, seems to be focusing largely on its own interests.  It would be no surprise if this burnishes China image while the humanitarian reputation of the United States, at best, stagnates.