Interrelated phenomenon Shades of Gray – Gene Manipulation to establish hegemony, Drug Hoarding and Vaccine Nationalism,
It is understandable, the US started vaccine and drug hoarding, contrary to the principles of humanitarian values and ethics. Hegemony and lack of transparency from China and other power are adding towards a heady mix. This initiated a sense of self.
However, scientific pursuit falls within the realms of humanitarian traits, it is not nation-specific, or unique to any ethnicity, and definitely not the fiefdom or expertise of any ideology or religion.
Having said this, despite the attitude of select countries, we should keep humanity and altruism as our highest pursuits and avoid getting muddled in the politics of nationalism, ethnicity, ideology, or religion.
Every country should attempt in advancing science, however, we should not succumb to vaccine nationalism, drug hoarding, or manipulating the genome of the wild viruses and or bacteria for usurping our hegemony to advance our nationalistic endeavors. We all know, Science is a double-edged sword, used rightly will lead to evolution, and unlikely use to destruction.
Dr. Shashank Heda,