Vaccine Inequality ‘Failing Vulnerable People’ – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says all health workers and elderly worldwide would have been vaccinated against coronavirus by now if jabs have been distributed equitably.

The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in an appeal for more doses for poorer countries said governments vaccinating low-risk groups were doing so at the expense of vulnerable people elsewhere.He described the unequal distribution as scandalous and said it was perpetuating the pandemic.Dr Tedros urged more pledges for the UN’s vaccine distribution programme – Covax.He said the world should aim to vaccinate at least ten per cent of people in every country by September, and 30% by the end of the year.

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