A vaccine for all. The Common Good our world needs now
by SALVATORE PIRRI
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Has been a huge pleasure participate to in the roundtable discussions on the Covid-19 vaccine as a common good for all, with the neuroscience Professor Catherine Belzung, the Italian ambassador Pasquale Ferrara, and Professor Jeffrey Sachs. Each of the contribution and viewpoint was unique and was a real invitation to recognize how the world we are living in is interconnected. The unprecedented challenges triggered by the Covid-19 outbreak undoubtedly has affected all of us, enlarging the gap with the most vulnerable, pushing part of the population into extreme poverty.
It is, therefore, important to recognize in our policy actions to avoid the tragedy of the commons, in which selfish behaviour leads to adverse communal outcomes leading event worst effects in next future. Vaccination allows us to protect ourselves in the present and also in the future, preventing further virus variants which can make less effective the vaccines. Egoistic behaviour across high-income countries will be a serious threat for society, and for a full recovery of our economies.