Omicron is a Wake-Up Call for Global Vaccine Inequality

A technician works in a laboratory at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine in Durban, South Africa.

The discovery of a potentially more transmissible variant of COVID-19 in South Africa last week underlines the need for global cooperation in the fight against the pandemic. Scientists are still scrambling to determine the exact nature of the danger posed by the omicron variant, but that hasn’t stopped much of the world from isolating southern Africa through border closures and airline bans…