Joe Biden’s COVID adviser wants to give other countries COVID vaccine before making it available to every American

Dr. Zeke Emanuel, whom former Vice President Joe Biden announced would be a member of his coronavirus advisory board, wants to distribute the COVID-19 vaccine worldwide before making it available to every single American.

Emanuel worked in the Obama administration and was a chief architect of the Affordable Care Act. He later advised the Trump administration on how to best change Obamacare to drive down health care costs.

What did Emanuel say?

Emanuel, a medical ethicist and oncologist, co-authored an article in September arguing that officials should follow the “Fair Priority Model” with vaccine distribution as opposed to “vaccine nationalism.”

Dr. Zeke Emanuel. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Getty Images)

The model advocates that whichever country produces an effective vaccine — which appears will be the United States — they should retain only the amount of vaccine required for their population to achieve so-called “herd immunity.” Then, before the vaccine has been made available to every citizen, the model says the vaccine should be released for international use, not hoarded.

The “Fair Priority Model” addresses what Emanuel and other scientists call “distributive justice.”

The article explains that associative ties — defined as “common governmental, civic, and other institutions, and a sense of shared identity” — “only justify a government’s giving some priority to its own citizens, not absolute priority.”

In an interview with the Scientific American, Emmanuel explained:

We expect national partiality, and there’s even some good moral reasons for some national partiality. But from an ethical standpoint, there’s not a good reason for absolute partiality, where a country covers every one of its citizens before giving any vaccine internationally. There’s a good ethical reason not to have absolute vaccine nationalism.

What about other plans?

The World Health Organization has proposed distributing the vaccine with respect to population proportion.

However, Emanuel said the plan is problematic because it does not address severity of need.

“The problem that is immediately obvious is that different areas of the world are suffering at different rates. Typically, when you’re giving international assistance, you give it to the people who are suffering most,” he told the Scientific American.

What is the Trump administration’s plan?

Health Secretary Alex Azar said in August that any COVID-19 vaccine developed in the U.S. would be distributed internationally only after American needs are met, falling in line with President Donald Trump’s “America First” commitment.

“Our first priority of course is to develop and produce enough quantity of safe and effective FDA-approved vaccines and therapeutics for use in the United States,” he said, Reuters reported. “But we anticipate having 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.”

When is a vaccine coming?

Dr. Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that a vaccine may be made available to the most high-risk Americans as early as next month, with widespread distribution coming as early as next April.

9 thoughts on “Joe Biden’s COVID adviser wants to give other countries COVID vaccine before making it available to every American

  1. Bull feathers! It is made in the USA, should be to citizens of the USA. Looks like once again, elections have consequences, only this time they aren’t so good.

  2. Looks like Biden is starting right out of the gate to punish America. Typical liberal Democrat. You who elected him will be treated the same. In this example you may not get your Chinese Virus vaccine as other parts of the world will get it first—according to Biden.

  3. Leave it to a Democrat, Foreign Nationals and Illegal Immigrants in the forefront of American Citizens. A lot of foolish people voted for Beijing Biden and if he should take the Presidency, everyone of us will have to pay the price this cheating, corrupt loser.

    1. Right on, Bill! I’ve never seen a bunch of haters and corrupt Democrats as we’ve had from the time President Trump announced that he was running for President, 5 or so years ago. They are pathetic and hypocrites and do not deserve to be in any position in government!

  4. Why is this article not being sensored? If this were Trump writing a similar, it would never be seen by the public! Here’s the problem, JOE BIDEN HAS NO LEGAL AUTHORITY TO MAKE ANY KIND OF DECLARATION LIKE THIS BECAUSE HE ISN’T PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT tRUMP IS STILL PRESIDENT AND WILL BE THAT WAY UNTIL THIS ELECTION IS COMPLETE. THE WINNER WILL BE SWORN INTO OFFICE ON JAN. 20, 2021 AND NOT BEFORE. SO JOE BIDEN NEEDS TO KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT UNTIL THE REAL WINNER IS ANNOUNCED AFTER THIS RIDICULUS VOTE COUNTING GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS PROBABLY IS THE MOST CORRUPT PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION EVER HELD IN OUR COUNTRY ALL BECAUSE THE MEDIA AND DEMOCRATS HATE THE GOOD THINGS PRESIDENT TRUMP DID, IS DOING AND WILL DO IN THE NEXT 4 YEARS. I DO NOT SEE HOW THOSE CROOKED CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS CAN LIVE WITH THEMSELVES WITH SUCH HATE! I PRAY THAT MANY OF THEM WILL BE DEFEATED IN THE NEXT ELECTION IN 2 YEARS AND THEN AGAIN IN 4 YEARS.

    1. Let him run his mouth, that way when President Trump is re-elected by the Congress due to the cheating and fraud that occured during the election people might be relieved after seeing just what a jerk Biden is.

  5. This is just Biden wanting to release this vaccine that was bought and paid for by the US Government, to China and other Communist and Socialist nations. Biden is as corrupt as they come and receives huge incomes from those Nations. China is the Nation that gave the world this virus and they probably already have a vaccine of sorts but ours is probably more effective. Screw them, help our Country first and them help our Allies and whatever is left over send to possible new Allies and lastly to those who oppose us such as China and N. Korea etc.

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