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Australia – Australia should scale up its vaccine diplomacy (The Interpreter)

PHILIPPA NICOLE BARR

In the 1950s, an unlikely friendship grew between US medical researcher Albert Sabin and Soviet microbiologist and virologist Mikhail Chumakov. Their mutual trust and esteem resulted in a US developed vaccine against crippling polio being tested on millions of people in the Soviet Union. Notwithstanding the suspicions of the Cold War, the successful project was considered an early case of vaccine diplomacy and scientific collaboration, a first step in the eradication of the disease from all but two countries in the world.

Australia should scale up its vaccine diplomacy | The Interpreter (lowyinstitute.org)