Most Covid vaccines have been applied in high-income or above-average income countries. Africa accounts for only 2.6% of doses applied worldwide.
The WHO spokesman, Dr. Bruce Aylward, called on rich countries to give up their places in the vaccine queue. Then pharmaceutical companies can give priority to low-income countries.
"We really need to speed it up or you know what? This pandemic is going to go on for a year longer than it needs to," he said.
As it was reported earlier, the top US infectious diseases expert Dr Anthony Fauci hopes Covid-19 pandemic will be over by spring but there's 'no guarantee' after the Delta variant. At the same time, he noted that the coronavirus is a very disturbing experience that everyone has gone through. And he added that as soon as everyone expected the end of the pandemic, new strains appeared.
In his turn, Chief Sanitary Doctor of Ukraine Ihor Kuzin predicted that the pandemic of the coronavirus will continue from two up to five years.
The head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said the world could face a new pandemic in the next three months.