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WHO Director-General warns of global inequalities with vaccine distribution

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the world is "on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure"
13:25, 19 January 2021

WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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The ongoing coronavirus pandemic, quarantine restrictions, economic damage, and human suffering may be prolonged due to global inequalities in the distribution of coronavirus vaccines. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned about this on Monday during the opening of the meeting of the WHO Executive Committee, CNN reports.

"The world is on the brink of a catastrophic moral failure in the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines. The promise of equitable access is at serious risk," said the WHO Director-General.

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According to him, 49 high-income countries have purchased more than 39 million doses of the vaccine. Only the lowest-income country received 25 doses.

"Ultimately, these actions will only prolong the pandemic, the restrictions needed to contain it, and human and economic suffering," he added.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine may begin the first stage of vaccination against coronavirus in mid-February 2021.

It is noted that the country intends to vaccinate about 370,000 Ukrainians during the first stage.

Related: Pfizer's slowdown in vaccine production not to affect planned deliveries to Europe, - Ursula von der Leyen

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