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It's not entirely a zero sum game if vaccines manufactured in the EU continue to go to countries with much higher vaccination rates and who are now vaccinating low risk people while relatively high risk people in the EU are still waiting their turn.

In an entirely fair world vaccines would have been allocated to each country based on their current infection/death rate so that all high risk/exposure people are vaccinated simultaneously for countries with similar infection/death risks. High risk people in Czechia, Hungary, Belgium etc. would then receive the highest priority working downwards.  

But as we know we don't live in an entirely fair world and I have a difficulty with Brexiteers gloating about vaccinating their general population while high risk categories go unvaccinated elsewhere and quoting contract law in support of their position. In a few months time, when almost everyone has been vaccinated, all of this might well be forgotten, but right now its a sore point for many.

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