Geneva: The World Health Organization (WHO) has expressed concern over the persistent discrimination and inequality in vaccine distribution. Tedros Athanom Gebrias, head of the World Health Organization, said the current segregation in vaccine distribution was shocking. Gebrias said the same distinction exists not only in vaccines but also in life-saving drugs. His response came at the covid 19 Emergency Committee meeting.
Gebrias said the inequality in drug supply has cut two different paths in dealing with the epidemic. The first way is for countries where the vaccine is available to lift restrictions and open all public spaces. He said the second method was to leave countries where the vaccine was not available “at the mercy of the virus.”
He pointed out that covid had reached the first phase of the third wave in the world. Gebrias said the Covid virus is constantly being modified and the discovery of new variants each week is making the situation worse. Gebrias was speaking to an emergency committee of the International Health Regulations. The covid delta virus has already wreaked havoc in most parts of the world.
But Gebrias said this was just the beginning and more serious problems were coming. He commented that what the world is seeing now is only the beginning of the third wave of covid and it will only get worse. He said it was wrong to assume that covid had been conquered by vaccines and that the increase in covid cases in Europe and North America is an example of this, even though vaccination was well done.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that all countries vaccinate at least 10 percent of their population by September. The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that all countries take steps to ensure that 40 percent of the population is vaccinated by the end of 2021 and 70 percent by 2022.