COVID-19 pandemic driven by ‘scandalous inequity’ in vaccine distribution — WHO

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COVID-19 pandemic driven by ‘scandalous inequity’ in vaccine distribution — WHO

Says no country is out of the woods

By Chioma Obinna & Gabriel Olawale

The World Health Organisation, WHO has said that the COVID-19 pandemic is being perpetuated by a “scandalous inequity” in vaccine distribution, even as it set new targets for protecting people in the poorest countries.

Director-General of the global health body, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, who made the remark on Monday in Geneva, Switzerland,  warned that no country should assume that it is “out of the woods”, no matter its vaccination rate, as long as the COVID-19  virus and its variants spread elsewhere.

Tedros who spoke in Geneva at the opening of the 75th World Health Assembly, WHA, told the annual assembly of health ministers from its 194 member states, that the world remains in a very dangerous situation.

Observing that more than 75 percent of all vaccines had been administered in just 10 countries, he said: “As of today, more cases have been reported so far this year than in the whole…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper