By Sheryl Gay Stolberg
Public Citizen, the nonprofit consumer advocacy organization, has a plan calling for the government to invest $25 billion in developing regional manufacturing hubs around the world, which it says would produce enough vaccine for low- and middle-income countries in a year.
“He’s said, ‘We’ll be an arsenal for the world’ — that’s a little vague,” said Peter Maybarduk, who directs Public Citizen’s Access to Medicines program. “What we see instead are dribs and drabs, like the excess of the U.S. supply, maybe if we’re not using it for third shots at home.”
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