Matt Johnson from Omaha, Nebraska, United States via Wikimedia Commons

Dr. Zeke Emanuel, a member of projected presidential winner Joe Biden’s pandemic advisory board, believes the government should follow a vaccine distribution model that prioritizes global inoculation over “vaccine nationalism.”

Emanuel is one of ten doctors on Biden’s team of public health experts that have been tapped to develop the current president-elect’s national Covid-19 strategy. He previously served under the Obama administration as one of the chief developers of the Affordable Care Act.  

The oncologist was the lead author of the “Fair Priority Model,” which advocates for world governments to practice ethical global vaccine distribution by providing other countries with a supply, before completely inoculating their own country’s population.    

The Trump administration has indicated they would follow what the model refers to as “vaccine nationalism.” Health and Human Services Secretary, Alex Azar, said that the government’s first priority was to produce enough FDA approved vaccines to treat the nation. 

“But we anticipate having [a] capacity that, once those needs are satisfied, those products would be available in the world community according to fair and equitable distributions that we would consult in the international community on,” he announced in August.  

The Trump administration’s $10 billion Operation Warp Speed aims to deliver 300 million doses of a “safe and effective vaccine” to the American public beginning in January 2021. Pfizer, who announced its phase three vaccine’s 90% efficacy rate on Monday, is set to distribute 100 million doses nationwide upon FDA approval. 

Emanuel, who is the chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health, asserts that the “absolute priority” of a nation’s citizens is unethical in the paper he co-authored. While the model allows for some “national partiality,” once herd immunity is reached, it asserts that the government has “crossborder responsibilities” to the counties which have not. 

Biden’s website labels Operation Warp Speed as a “Trump Fiasco,” that lacks “global vision.” Under “The Biden Plan,” the manufacturing and distribution of a vaccine would “accelerate a global approach” that includes restoring the United States’ relationship with the World Health Organization to “coordinate a global response” to the coronavirus.  

The “Plan to Beat Covid-19” does not mention prioritizing the nation’s citizens, but does state that it will take the steps to “guarantee the fair distribution of all vaccines.”


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Jim
Jim
10 days ago

DON’T WORRY, BIDEN WON”T BE PRESIDENT.

Hope Mylroie
Hope Mylroie
10 days ago
Reply to  Jim

He might not be but will be and that is worse!! I hope they find enough votes to keep Trump!!

Hope Mylroie
Hope Mylroie
10 days ago
Reply to  Hope Mylroie

Harris

Ray Richard
Ray Richard
9 days ago
Reply to  Hope Mylroie

Harris’s family is half Indian. You have got to know where her allegiance lies.

Terrified of what is coming to the US
Terrified of what is coming to the US
9 days ago
Reply to  Ray Richard

Do you mean native american or the asian nation of India? You do know it was common practice in WW2 for African troops to tell asians they were the “REAL” american “indians!”

Got that for several vets I have worked with that actually served in WW2! Also heard from many vets of Vietnam they were still doing so!

Howard
Howard
6 days ago

Korea here and i never heard that They are not the American Indians and HARRIS is neither she a MIXED breed . that grew up in Canada that’s why she wants to socialist our health system that’s all she ever knew anything about . She has only paid taxes in America for 15 years . and PEOPLE want a scarred knee’s raised Canadian as our VPO and after a few months our PRESIDENT that makes me want to Throw up BARF !!!!

jay
jay
11 minutes ago
Reply to  Ray Richard

Harris is a little of everything looks like maby some halfbreeding ln there somewhere.

allen
allen
10 days ago

America last — that’s Biden.

Bill
Bill
10 days ago
Reply to  allen

Well Obama was his teacher. He would probably give Biden an “A” with a side comment to remember to bow and kiss up to to the World Leaders no matter how much they screw America. Oh yes and don’t forget to provide other Nations with taxpayers money as I did.

Linda_in_MA
Linda_in_MA
9 days ago
Reply to  Bill

And it’s frightening to see how many of NObama’s minions are in line to fill Dementia Biden’s cabinet and advisors. Hard to tell who among those anti-Americans (and known liars such as Susan Rice) are the worst but Ezek Emanuel, a large force behind the onerous Obamacare. Emanuel thinks anyone over 70/75 has lived long enough and no resources should be given to the elderly. Evidently Emanuel has failed to take note of Biden’s age. Disgusting and truly scary of what’s to come with a Biden/Harris team; not a full brain between them. As bad as Biden is, Harris, totally lacking experience and an America/American hater, is a death sentence for our country.

GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!

Adrienne
Adrienne
10 days ago

Trump 2020! Trump is my President.

sue gierszewski
sue gierszewski
10 days ago
Reply to  Adrienne

Trump 2020