Will Giving COVID Booster Shots Make It Harder to Vaccinate the Rest of the World? - Scientific American, October 20, 2021

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Published: 21Oct2021

Dr. Madhukar Pai, Professor at the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health and past McGill Global Health Programs Director, is among the experts quoted by Scientific American.

"Booster campaigns in wealthy countries could potentially slow donations even further. “Everybody in global health is very despondent right now,” says epidemiologist Madhukar Pai of McGill University in Montreal. “It’s almost as if the logic for giving boosters is, ‘Oh my god, we have all these millions of doses lying in our freezers; we need to use them. Let’s start giving boosters for all the people.’”

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