Countries should not stockpile vaccines against COVID-19, the head of WHO said.
The WHO called the condition under which the coronavirus pandemic will end / photo from UNIAN
COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic will end if inequality in vaccine distribution is ended.
Persistent inequities in drug distribution increase the risk of coronavirus mutation, leading BBC the words of the head of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adanom Ghebreyesus, said during the New Year’s statement.
The head of the WHO believes that it is worth abandoning narrow nationalism and the accumulation of vaccines against COVID-19.
“Narrow nationalism and vaccine stockpiles in some countries have blown up justice and created ideal conditions for the Omicron variant to emerge, and the longer the injustice lasts, the higher the risk of developing the virus in a way that we cannot predict,” warned Gebreyesus.
In his opinion, “if we end inequality, we will end the pandemic.”
Read alsoRecord number of children hospitalized in US due to OmicronRecall that the COVID-19 pandemic began in March 2020. Later, a number of manufacturers released coronavirus vaccines.
The coronavirus mutated, several variants appeared, in particular, “Delta” and “Omicron”.
On November 26, WHO qualified the Omicron strain as a cause of concern. This variant of the virus was first discovered in early November in southern Africa.
In December, WHO said Omicron was rapidly taking over the world. This variant of COVID-19 has already been found in more than 70 countries.
You can make an appointment for vaccination against COVID-19 today with your family doctor or by calling the contact center of the Ministry of Health 0-800-602-019. Find out more about vaccination at vaccination.covid19.gov.ua.
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