(The New York Times Editorial Board is made up of opinion journalists who rely on research, debate and individual expertise to reach a shared view of important issues. This op-ed first appeared on May 14, 2021.)
The United States is well on its way to protecting Americans from the coronavirus. It’s time to help the rest of the world. By marshaling this nation’s vast resources to produce and distribute enough vaccines to meet global demand, the United States would act in keeping with the nation’s best traditions and highest aspirations while advancing its geopolitical and economic interests. It is a moment of both obligation and opportunity.