from Dean Baker 'I have been harping on the fact that it is very likely China will be mass producing and distributing a vaccine at least a month, and quite possibly several months, before the United States. This should make people very angry. Even a month’s delay is likely to mean tens of thousands of avoidable deaths…'
This is a separate question from whether ANY vaccine will work against the Coronavirus. That is unknown at this time. But the monopolizing inefficiencies of the patent system are known and can be remedied, says economist Dean Baker.