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Jul 16, 2021
COVID-19: Vaccine Inequity (Anil Deolalikar & Bruce Link)
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In this episode, the Dean of the UC Riverside School of Public Policy Anil Deolalikar, and Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology Bruce Link talk with students from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about vaccine inequity.

About Anil Deolalikar:

Anil Deolalikar has been founding dean of the School of Public Policy since February 2013 and a professor of economics at UC Riverside since 2003. Deolalikar is a development economist who has published four books and 75 articles on the economics of child nutrition, health, education, poverty, and social protection in developing countries. In addition to his research, Deolalikar has extensive public policy experience. 

Learn more about Anil Deolalikar via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/anild

About Bruce Link: Dr. Bruce Link earned his BA from Earlham College and MS and PhD degrees from Columbia University. His interests are centered on topics in psychiatric and social epidemiology. He has written on the connection between socioeconomic status and health, homelessness, violence, stigma, and discrimination. 

Learn more about Bruce Link via https://profiles.ucr.edu/app/home/profile/brucel

Podcast Highlights:

“And so now, you have a situation where I believe a third to a half of all the currently available vaccines and produced vaccines in the world are under the control of the rich countries who constitute less than 12 or 13 percent of the world's population.”

Anil Deolalikar on the topic of the disparity between countries and their access to vaccines.

“This is something I study all of the time; how do we create inequalities in health...It keeps happening. ”

Bruce Link on the topic of how inequities in health are created.

“I think just relaxing the intellectual property rights for a limited period probably would not have done very much unless the pharmaceutical companies also contributed their manufacturing know-how and skills to developing countries.”

Anil Deolalikar on the topic of intellectual property rights of vaccines


Anil Deolalikar (Dean of the UCR School of Public Policy)

Bruce Link (Distinguished Professor of Public Policy and Sociology)


Maddie Bunting (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Ambassador)

Music by: C Codaine 



Upbeat Emotive by Fretbound 


Video Link: https://youtu.be/F_8EMeRnd40

This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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