WHO warns of risk of “trampling the poor” in pursuit of COVID-19 vaccine

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WHO warns of risk of

Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Ghebreyesus, has warned of the risk that the poor will not be able to get the coronavirus vaccine. Writes about it Reuters.

There is now a huge risk that the poorest and most vulnerable people “will be trampled in pursuit of the vaccine,” he said. According to the head of WHO, the authorities of all states must fairly distribute the vaccine among their citizens.

Ghebreyesus noted that $ 43 billion is urgently needed to achieve the goals of the ACT-Accelerator international initiative, which aims to ensure universal access to COVID-19 vaccines, therapies and tests.

On November 16, WHO Chief Scientist Sumya Swaminatan announced the expected timing of the start of supply of the coronavirus vaccine. The organization hopes that limited supplies will begin in the first half of 2021. According to her, now the main goal of the organization is to ensure access to the vaccine for people at risk, especially for healthcare workers.

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