The head of WHO called on states to support vaccination of 70 percent of citizens in each country
No country in the world can defeat the coronavirus pandemic by focusing on vaccination exclusively for its citizens. The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus called on states to fight unequal access to vaccines, the broadcast of his speech is available on the WHO YouTube channel.
According to Ghebreyesus, the longer this inequality exists, the more opportunities there are the virus will spread and evolve in a way that cannot be predicted or prevented. “We have warned that the poorest and most vulnerable countries will be trampled under the global crush for vaccines. This is what happened. More than 80 percent of vaccines are found in 20 countries, ”he said.