World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tan Desai called on more coronavirus vaccine manufacturers to follow the example of AstraZeneca and share vaccine production technology with other manufacturers to increase vaccine production; he also once again urged high income The country shares vaccines through the Global Access Mechanism for Coronary Disease Vaccines (COVAX).
Reuters reported that Tedros said at a press conference on Monday (22nd) that so far, the world has done too little to solve the unfair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. “I said in January that unless urgent measures are taken to ensure COVID-19 Vaccines are distributed fairly, otherwise the world is on the verge of catastrophic moral failure. We have ways to avoid this failure, but what is shocking is that we have taken very few measures to avoid this failure.”
He said that the gap between the number of COVID-19 vaccines in high-income countries and the number of COVAX vaccinations led by WHO is widening and becoming more deformed every day, which is a kind of “moral brutality.”
Tan Desai reminded that the longer the coronavirus epidemic continues, more mutated viruses may appear, which means that vaccines may be more difficult to deal with these mutations; as long as the virus continues to spread, infected people will die, and trade and travel will continue to suffer. Disturbance, economic recovery will also be further delayed.
Although scientists around the world have been working hard to strengthen the genome sequencing of the coronavirus to improve the monitoring of virus mutations, Tan Desai believes that if countries cannot unite and cooperate to control the spread of the virus, the effectiveness of scientists’ efforts will be very limited.