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WHO: Vaccine nationalism will prolong the pandemic

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Tan Desai, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the only way to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic is to work together globally to develop a variety of COVID-19 vaccines. Most importantly, we all have to ensure that poorer countries have fair access to COVID-19 vaccines.

Vaccine Nationalism

The Agence France-Presse reported that Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivered a video speech at the opening ceremony of the World Health Summit in Berlin on Sunday (25th). He said that every country wants to take the lead in protecting its citizens, but “we must also use it effectively”. The best way is to vaccinate a part of the population in all countries rather than the entire population in some countries. This is because vaccine nationalism will only prolong but not shorten the coronavirus pandemic.

Global Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far claimed more than 1.1 million lives worldwide. Scientists around the world are racing against time to develop a vaccine against COVID-19. The WHO Coronary Disease Dashboard on Sunday showed that the world’s new confirmed cases hit a record high for the third consecutive day.
WHO’s complete global data on the 24th of this month showed that the number of new cases on that day reached 465,319. This was higher than the record of 449,720 on the 23rd and 437,247 on the 22nd. The World Health Organization warned that some countries are on a “dangerous track”. There are too many countries where new cases are increasing exponentially.
According to the latest data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), there were more than 465,000 new confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia in a single day worldwide on Sunday. This is the third consecutive day that there were more than 430,000 cases in a single day and a new high.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres emphasized that once the vaccine is available, it need to be used in all countries.

The long war against the Coronavirus

Moreover, Tan Desai believes that there is still a long time before the epidemic is brought under control. Moreover, he urges leaders of all countries to take immediate action to avoid unnecessary deaths. Seek a balance between protecting the people and reducing social and economic losses.

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