Vaccines against COVID-19 will be a limited resource, the organization said
23 Feb. 2021, 10:21
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According to the World Health Organization, vaccines against COVID-19 will be a limited resource by the end of this year and called on rich countries to make donations to the COVAX program for the global distribution of vaccines.
The organization’s director, Tedros Gebreyesus, stressed that nearly $ 23 billion more is needed for global vaccine production and distribution.
“Currently, some high-income countries enter into contracts with vaccine manufacturers that run counter to the deal made by COVAX and reduce the doses that COVAX can buy. Even if we have the funds, we can deliver vaccines to poorer countries. if the rich respect the treaties, “he added.
Gebreyesus said he was aware of the political pressure that leaders in higher-income countries were under, but stressed that the vaccination process should be accessible to all.
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