A new Covid variant emerges every now and then threatening to throw the world into another lockdown. Low vaccination levels, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) allow the virus to mutate freely. There is every chance that a new variant might emerge which is both highly transmissible and deadlier than the previous ones.
Soon after their case load drops, countries try to go back to normal forgetting that there is a large percentage of the world population who don’t have access to vaccines. When a new variant emerges from these forgotten lands, everyone gets a rude reminder.
The lesson Covid is trying to teach us is simple. ‘No one is safe until everyone is safe’. It is time for the world to work together as one. We have to start sharing vaccines and other resources with each other. The sooner we learn this very simple lesson the sooner we can come out of this crisis.