So yeah, it’s possible populism will run rampant this year, which really shouldn’t surprise anyone. There’s just no way to immunize the population against its emotional appeal.
Poorer countries are complaining that richer countries are hoarding the vaccines for themselves, a situation which has led Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, director-general of the World Health Organization, pictured, to complain that 'vaccine nationalism hurts us all and is self-defeating.' Photograph courtesy of Commons Wikimedia
OAKVILLE, ONT.—Populist politician Donald Trump may no longer be in power, but that doesn’t mean populist tactics will suddenly become unfashionable.
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Barring residents who haven’t been vaccinated from travelling to another province may be the unlikeliest of scenarios, but Prof. Krishnamurthy says he sees certificates being used to confer benefits to pass holders.