The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Keith Rowley, is not happy about how the global rollout of COVID vaccines is going. He's not happy at all.
"We are more than a little bit concerned that there is ... or is to be ... hoarding and price gouging," of vaccines, the Prime Minister said in a press conference on Thursday with the head of the World Health Organization.
He knows all too well how problematic acquiring vaccines is right now.
While nearly 60 million doses of COVID vaccine have been administered in the United States, most nations in the world have vaccinated hardly anyone. Trinidad and Tobago finally immunized its first front-line worker on Wednesday — but it was only possible because the government of India donated 2,000 doses to the island nation.
In an ideal world, the price of a vial of vaccine would be consistent across the globe.