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Global health: the disparity in vaccines between rich and poor countries is unacceptable

2021-05-09T11:40:06.985Z

Geneva-SANA, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, renewed his call for rich countries in a group



Geneva - Sana

The Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, renewed his call on the rich countries within the Group of Seven to give absolute priority to equitable access to vaccines, saying that "the current disparity in vaccines is unacceptable."

AFP quoted Ghebreyesus as saying at a press conference today that the most important thing we need now is vaccines and fair distribution, stressing that the Corona epidemic continues to spread with about 100 thousand deaths recorded per week.

He pointed out that more than 80 percent of Corona vaccines doses worldwide are used in high-income countries, adding: "We will not succeed in defeating the virus in a divided world."

Ghebreyesus pointed out that vaccines alone are not sufficient and that it is necessary to put in place the health measures that his organization has called for for a long time, such as isolation, tracking, masks, social distancing as much as possible, and others.

Source: sena

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