The thing is, various agreements were set up a while ago, some countries have been dealing with vaccination better than others.
The UK’s success was bound to signing contracts with pharmaceutical companies early on.
We’re in a similar situation with mainland Europe, they were slower to sign contracts and the pharmaceutical companies have had problems fulfilling contracts that have been signed. There has been talk of blockades and legal action but so far nothing has happened.
I think people are more likely to accept vaccines being sent abroad if timetables are being adhered to and cases are going down. India recently stoped exporting vaccines following a spike in infections.
Obviously there are those who won’t want to help out under any circumstances, but I think most will be alright if there is a sense of fairness. If infections are going down and the groups being vaccinated are not less vulnerable than those awaiting vaccination at home. In short if they’re not seen to be jumping the queue.
With more people vaccinated and more vaccines being authorised, ( the moderna vaccine was used for the first time over here today,) vaccine nationalism should start to subside, but we’re a long way from there.