85% Favor More Initiatives To Counter Russia's And China's Vax Diplomacy

85% Favor More Initiatives To Counter Russia's And China's Vax Diplomacy

Most Americans want the United States to counter Russia's and China's vaccine diplomacy.

Raghavan Mayur

With over 40% of the country fully vaccinated, America is at a crossroads regarding its vaccine policy.

It’s a widely accepted fact that the pandemic has to be brought under control globally to be defeated. To achieve this, a concerted effort is needed from the rich and developed nations.

Countries like China and Russia have already donated millions of vaccine doses to less-developed nations around the world. So far, America has lagged in its vaccine diplomacy, but recent initiatives and announcements show that we are catching up fast. Β A TIPP Poll conducted in late May probed the topic of vaccine diplomacy.

When asked, β€œHow should the U.S. counter this influence?” and given the option to choose as many as they liked, the respondents gave a resounding answer.

A whopping majority, 85%, wants America to actively counter the influence and ground gained by countries like China and Russia. The split-up reads –