Saturday, January 09, 2021

Unfair Vaccine Distribution

 Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the head of the World Health Organization, told a news briefing that there is a "clear problem" that low- and middle-income countries are not yet receiving supplies of Covid-19 vaccines.

"Rich countries have the majority of the supply," WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, adding that he urged countries and manufacturers to stop making bilateral deals at the expense of the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility.

Wealthy nations including Britain, European Union members, the United States, Switzerland and Israel have been at the front of the queue for vaccine deliveries from companies including Pfizer and partner BioNTech, Moderna and AstraZeneca.

WHO urges end to bilateral vaccine deals, says poor countries left behind (

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