Covid-19 vaccine Scandal must be stopped: WHO Dir-General

Beijing: According to a recent report by Voice of America, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has warned that the "scandal" of global Covid-19 vaccination disparities must end.

Tedros said in a press conference on Friday that in low-income nations, six times more Covid-19 boosters are given each day than initial doses, according to Voice of America. According to the United States international broadcaster, as per media reports, the WHO Chief also stated that nations with the highest immunisation coverage "continue to stockpile more vaccines," while "low-income countries continue to wait" for the doses. "This is a scandal that must come to an end immediately," Tedros stated.

COVAX, the vaccine-sharing programme, could help reduce vaccine disparities, but it will require at least 550 million doses to reach its aim of vaccinating 40% of the world's population by the end of the year, according to Tedros.

 

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