In a recent report from The World Health Organisation (WHO) specifically saying that some countries have purchased more COVID-19 vaccines that they would need.
According to WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus at a news conference in Geneva appealed to such countries to donate the excess vaccines to COVAX so to allow the vaccine go round.
The Director General Ghebreyesus also confirmed that 42 countries are rolling out the various COVID-19 vaccines which have been cleared for use by individuals.
He further stated that low and most middle-income countries are not receiving the vaccine yet as a result of their financial strength.
“We can and must solve this problem together through COVAX and the ACT-Accelerator”, the UN health chief said.
It must be noted that COVAX was set up in April 2020 by WHO, GAVI, the vaccine alliance and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
In the interview as granted by WHO MAIN MAN Ghebreyesus saying that two billion doses of “safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines” have been secured and reay for delivery.
Based on the agreement from WHO head appealing to countries to shun vaccine nationalism as these will allow the activities to be monitored.
Nationalism in the sense that a country secures doses for its citizens and priorities its own domestic markets before they are made available in other countries.
Quoting the WHO Director General saying “Going forward, I want to see manufacturers priorities supply and rollout through COVAX. I urge countries and manufacturers to stop making bilateral deals at the expense of COVAX.”
Ghebreyesus said some of the highest numbers of deaths have been recorded in recent times as the virus continue to spread.
With WHO advising everyone to shun crowded places, noting that coronavirus thrives when people gather in one place.
“Science has delivered, let’s not waste the opportunity to protect the lives of those most at risk and ensure all economies have a fair shot at recovery,” he added.