Vaccination is needed now, not next year: Tedros Who

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the epidemic is spreading fast due to the distribution of vaccines. In addition, the G-7 leaders’ promise of 1 billion doses of vaccine for poor countries is not enough.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that the promises made by G-7 leaders are too small. It has been given too late. A total of 1,100 crore doses of vaccine are required.(WHO)

In the face of criticism over vaccine inequality, leaders of the Alliance of Developed Countries pledged 100 million doses of vaccine at the G8 summit in the UK, AFP reported. Earlier, 13 crore doses were promised in February.

The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Gebreasus, said: “I welcome the new 70 million doses of G-7 vaccine promised by Coax. It will be a big help. But we need more and faster help. The virus is now spreading faster than vaccines. ‘
“More than 10,000 people are dying every day,” he said. Vaccination is needed now, not next year. ‘

The situation has become normal in the richest countries of the world as the vaccination rate is higher but the crisis of vaccination has remained in the poorer countries of the world.
According to the World Bank, 63 percent of the world’s developed countries have been vaccinated, while the poorest countries have not received a single percent.

Most of the vaccines that the G-7 will donate will be given under the CoVAX initiative. Kovacs is a platform developed by the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunizations (GAVI) and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, led by the World Health Organization. It was designed to ensure that all people in the world had access to antidotes for infectious diseases. So far, 67 million doses of vaccine have been administered in 131 countries under CoVAX, which is less than expected.
The target is 60 percent

The World Health Organization wants to vaccinate 80 percent of the world’s people before the next G-7 summit in Germany next year. To achieve this goal, Tedros said, 1,100 crore doses of vaccine are needed. The G-7 and G-20 alliances alone can make this possible.
The charity medical organization Doctors Without Borders has questioned the sincerity of G-7 leaders in overcoming inequality.
Small steps

Mark Locke, head of the UNOCHA, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, criticized the announcement of giving only 1 billion doses to poor countries to fight the epidemic. He said the pledge to give the 100 crore dose by next year was a “small step”.

Lokak spoke to Reuters about the G7’s move. He said the sporadic, small-scale and charitable measures that have been taken for poor countries to combat the coronavirus epidemic are not important. The epidemic will not go away through this.

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