According to the World Health Organisation, the current leaders in the daily death toll are India, Brazil, the United States and Russia. At the same time, there are countries that have reached high vaccination rates and some where it is possible to begin the gradual elimination of preventive measures like lockdowns, business closures, curfews, etc.
After months of not taking up the challenge, it seems that the World Trade Organisation is now ready to discuss a waiver of vaccine patents in order to accelerate its manufacture. It has been announced that a hundred countries, including the US, would be in favour of lifting this trade barrier.
On several occasions, Pope Francis and other religious leaders have called for vaccines to be made available for everyone. They ask that the patents be released so that poverty will no longer be a risk factor for the virus, a fact that has been well demonstrated in recent times.