The world should be revolting said Bruce Aylward the WHO’s frontman
He asked if the situation could have been any worse than this, the planet’s poor are not getting vaccinated due to their financial condition and also lack resources.
World Agence France-Presse stated that Nearly 4.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered around the world.
WHO Asks Powerful Players To Remove covid-19 Vaccination Inequity
On Tuesday the World Health Organization urged the 20 leaders with the power to overturn the unfair global imbalance regarding the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines to contribute towards the efforts to prevent the rapid spread of the virus before October.
The United Nations health agency said that it is infuriated to see the moral outrage of developed countries hogging the supply of vaccines while the developing countries are struggling to immunize their most vulnerable and weaker sections of the population.
The WHO’s frontman Aylward, said it is important to get vaccinated to fight the coronavirus pandemic, he also urged the politicians and business tycoons to increase the supply of vaccines in poorer nations and it was financially and electorally safe to do so.
Aylward in a WHO social media live interaction told “There are probably 20 people in the world who play an important role to solve this equity problem,”
“The heads of the big multinational firms who are in charge of this; they head the countries who are distributing most of the doses of the world’s vaccines, and they also control the production of the vaccines.
“If these people would make sure that at least 10 percent of every country is vaccinated’ by the end of September the situation would be in control by this October.
According to an AFP count, Nearly 4.5 billion vaccine doses have been administered around the world. As categorized by the World Bank, the developed countries are rapidly getting vaccinated, for every 100 people 104 doses have been injected.
While in the 29 lowest-income nations, for 100 people only two doses have been administered
It is very disgusting to know this,” said Aylward.
Booster shots evidence gap
The WHO says every country should ensure that at least 10 percent of its population is vaccinated by the end of September, and at least 40 percent by the end of this year, and seventy percent of the population should be vaccinated by the middle of 2022.
Though several wealthy countries are going ahead regardless. Last week, the WHO called for a moratorium on Covid-19 vaccine booster shots to address the drastic inequality in the distribution of covid vaccines doses.
The WHO says that there is no proper evidence to state whether the boosters are actually necessary or not, given the level of protection offered by the WHO-authorised vaccines.
The WHO assistant director-general for access to medicines, vaccines, and pharmaceuticals, Mariangela Simao, said “There’s no scientific evidence yet that we need to have a third dose”.
She said “If you’re a healthcare worker who has access to the vaccine but you’re not interested in getting vaccinated, then you’re not aware of the situation or you don’t know the necessity of being vaccinated.