Developed countries have purchased about 60% of vaccines manufactured worldwide and created a shortage of these preparations for developing countries. It was stated by Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
"Wealthy countries with 16% of world’s population have acquired 60% of vaccines worldwide. Some developed countries ordered amounts surpassing their own population three-four-fold," he said.
He noted that developed countries have created a shortage for developing countries. According to the minister, today "many states have difficulties even obtaining a single dose of the vaccine." Wang Yi called this situation "vaccine nationalism."
“The authorities made a decision to wait until the results of the researches that might define the link between the use of this vaccine and blood clots of vaccinated people,” the message said.
Earlier, it was reported citing that some countries have temporarily stopped the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to the reports on side effects. In Britain, seven people died from blood clots after the vaccination with the AstraZeneca vaccine. However, some countries renewed the use of the vaccine amid the number of infected people and shortage of vaccines.