#12 – The Limits of Solidarity After Covid

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31 October, 2022
#12 – The Limits of Solidarity After Covid

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As we approach the third anniversary of the global pandemic, Ben examines the cost of vaccine inequity. The hardest hit societies remain in the global south and are not receiving the vaccine doses needed to get the virus under control.

Jean-François Tardif is a development economist and founder of Results Canada. Along with Robert Greenhill of the Global Canada Initiative, Mr. Tardif conducted groundbreaking research on the scarring left on the peoples, economies and societies of low income countries.

Ben also introduces his new co-host Ruth Mojeed Ramirez, Chief Equity Officer of The Inclusion Project, whose first interview is coming up on the next episode of the Open Canada Podcast.

Podcast is funded by: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

Konrad Adenauer Stiftung

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