The $4 trillion economic cost of not vaccinating the entire world

The success of Brazil’s vaccine program will have a ripple effect on countries to which it exports commodities such as steel. Michael Dantas/AFP via Getty Images CC BY-ND Rolling out a vaccine to stop the spread of a global pandemic doesn’t come cheap. Billions of dollars have been spent developing drugs and putting in place a program to get those drugs into people’s arms. But amid an uneven distribution of vaccines – with poorer countries lagging far behind richer nations – another concern presents itself: the cost of not vaccinating everyone. My colleagues and I sought to find out what the t…

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