Cruise ships are steaming back to Caribbean ports, airlines are ramping up flights and the vaccine roll-out is underway but it could still be several years before countries recuperate from the pandemic that has rocked the region, say experts. Despite the deep scars left by the crisis, countries now have a fresh focus on health, resilience and regionalism plus a chance to fully incorporate … [Read more...]
What is vaccine tourism and is it ethical?
You may have heard of “vaccine tourism,” the practice of traveling to other countries in order to obtain a vaccine—particularly a COVID-19 vaccine—more easily. This practice, however, is likely to do more harm than good insofar as pandemic management and public health are concerned. Not long after the COVID-19 vaccine rollout began in the United States and countries around the world, word … [Read more...]