It is not only a matter of morality but also an issue of general protection and even of geopolitics: it is necessary to immunise the world, or at least to try to, and to this end launch a global vaccination campaign against COVID-19. Western leaders have been slow to react, but they at last seem better disposed towards the proposal, as became clear at the virtual G7 summit held last Friday. It was not a foregone conclusion, nor are all the guarantees on offer. In any event, while the method is multilateralism, the goal is the universalism of the kind that has become a common or collective good.
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