Orange with media servicesPosted on Monday April 19, 2021 at 6:37 PM.
The Young Swedish Environmental Activist Foundation will pay 100,000 euros for the Covax system, which should ensure equitable distribution in particular to 92 poor countries, to fight the “tragedy of inequality in vaccines” in the face of the pandemic
Leading figure in the fight against global warming, Greta Thunberg Now committed to fighting Covid-19. The World Health Organization announced Monday (April 19) that the Young Swedish Activist Foundation will pay 100,000 euros for the Kovacs system.
The amount to be donated to the WHO Health Foundation It will aim to “buy vaccines against Covid-19.”As part of the global effort towards equitable access to vaccines for those most at risk, “the World Health Organization said in a statement. “The international community must do more to address the tragedy of inequality in vaccines.”Quoting the press release, the young woman appreciated before participating in a press conference with the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
“We have the means at our disposal to correct the enormous imbalances that exist in the world today in the fight against COVID-19. Just as with climate change, we must help the most vulnerable first,” said Greta Thunberg.
She is convinced that the Covax system – a public-private partnership between the World Health Organization, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi) and Cepi (the Alliance for Pandemic Preparedness Innovations) should ensure equitable distribution, especially in 92 countries. Poor – is the correct answer.
The Covax system is suffering
At the moment, the system is struggling to gain speed, notably because India has banned the export of AstraZeneca vaccine produced on its soil, but also because rich countries have preferred to get vaccines directly rather than relying on Covax. Dr. Tedros insisted, “I encourage the international community to follow the example of Greta and do what it can, to support Kovacs, to protect the most vulnerable from this pandemic.”
But for now, calls by the WHO director-general to share available doses have had little effect on leaders. Under public pressure, many of them, as in the European Union and the United States, have vaccination goals far above the most urgent needs. Therefore, the lack of available vaccines is depriving less wealthy countries of access to vaccines.
Dr Tedros laments that if a quarter of the population is vaccinated in some rich countries, that drops to one in 500 people in poor countries.