I wrote about how the issue of ensuring the poor get vaccines is essential but under-discussed by Catholics over at Patheos.
While Catholics in the USA have been extremely concerned over a rather minor issue regarding COVID vaccines, another – probably larger – ethical issue in their regard has arisen. It is clear that Catholics can (& generally should) vaccinate against COVID. The concern is issues of rich countries not sharing with the poor. Let’s examine both the exaggerated and the under-appreciated issue. […]
At the same time, another – probably more significant – issue has arisen with vaccines, namely distribution and issues of vaccine rejection without good reason.
There is… a moral imperative for the pharmaceutical industry, governments and international organizations to ensure that vaccines, which are effective and safe from a medical point of view, as well as ethically acceptable, are also accessible to the poorest countries in a manner that is not costly for them.
Read the rest over there if you are interested.