Vaccine nationalism is “a minefield” that could lead to discrimination against people of “certain nationalities.”
Their own government has banned a British couple from boarding a flight to Malta despite being fully vaccinated. They received two doses of Covishield, the AstraZeneca vaccine produced by the Serum Institute of India.
Despite being chemically identical to the Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine and approved by the UK health regulator, the World Health Organization and 15 European Union countries, Europeans vaccinated with Covishield do not have the same rights as those vaccinated with AstraZeneca.
There’s another problem: AstraZeneca has not yet been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, limiting non-quarantine travel to the United States. Australians fully vaccinated with Pfizer or AstraZeneca still have to go through 10 days of self-isolation when entering some EU countries.
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