Last country on the train? Canada went out of its way to get a huge number of doses.
I looked at the Bloomberg vaccine tracker tonight to see where we stand. There are about 140 countries in this list, and I'm showing what fits in the screen shot. Despite the suppliers not delivering on their promises, Canada has been able to deliver a huge # of total shots.
Sure the US is being a bit selfish, but not everyone is as dumb as Canada shipping out their stockpiles right before the pandemic hits.
The Americans early on invested in a massive way to develop vaccines and to assist in developing of vaccines and the production capacity. The price tag was 10 billion . Moderna , Astrazenca and J2J participated in the program. Pfizer chose not to but did take a 2 billion front end payment for the US securing first doses. Participation required the firs to give the US vaccination program priority on access to supplies. In addition US legislation allows the US to prevent the export of the vaccines from US facilities. Both Presidents issues executive orders under that legislation. . The US made these arrangements well before Trudeau started his wild scramble to secure vaccines. Given the US investment in the development of the vaccines t was only reasonable they would direct production to their own people. By the way Trudeau has done a lot of spending . Other than a foolish investment with the Chinese can any of our loyal Liberals show were Canada spent even one dollar on the development of the Astezenca, JNJ,Moderna and Pfizer vaccines? In the real world you get what you pay for.Sure the US is being a bit selfish, but not everyone is as dumb as Canada shipping out their stockpiles right before the pandemic hits.