"Vaccine nationalism" spreads across globe, - Guterres

Source : 112 Ukraine

People in poor countries are now wondering whether they will be able to get inoculated, UN Secretary General says
12:33, 10 December 2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres claimed that the "vaccine nationalism", the desire of governments to provide their citizens with vaccines in first place, has been spreading all over the globe. АР quoted him as saying.

According to the official, otday, poor people all over the globe are following the process of preparations fo vaccination against coronavirus in rich countries, and they are wondering if they'd get a chance to get inoculated, too. The Secretary General once against urged to consider the vaccine as the global social benefit, which should be avaiable for everyone, especially the residents of African countries. 

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He supported the idea to assign 4.2 billion U.S. dollars for funding of the COVAX program, the WHO's ambitious project that aims to procure and deliver vaccines against Covid-19 to the poorest strata of the world's population. Guterres claimed that COVAX is the only reliable way to guarantee the vaccine's availability in the African countries, where governments lack funds to provide due vaccination of their population.

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