WHO Denounces Discriminatory Distribution of Vaccines

World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the consequences of a widening gap between the numbers of anti Covid-19 vaccines that are being administered in rich countries and those being distributed to poor countries through the COVAX mechanism

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Today, Monday, March 29th, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned of the consequences of a widening gap between the numbers of anti Covid-19 vaccines that are being administered in rich countries and those being distributed to poor countries through the COVAX mechanism.

The warning came after the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, criticized the “unfair distribution” of vaccines in the world, calling on the rich countries that “store” huge quantities of these vaccines to share part of them with the rest of the world to put an end to the pandemic.

“The gap between the number of vaccines provided in rich countries and the number of vaccines distributed COVAX is expanding every day”, said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO, during a virtual meeting hosted by the UAE to discuss the issue of vaccine distribution.

He continued, “The unfair distribution of vaccines is not just an ethical dilemma, it is also an economic and epidemic self-defeat,” adding, “as long as the virus continues to spread, death will continue, trade and travel will be disrupted, and the economic recovery will be delayed further.”

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