Geneva-. The Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, today described the inequality in the application of vaccines against Covid-19 as a harsh global reality.
Through a message on his Twitter profile, he stated that the rate of an epidemic booster dose in high-income countries is approaching the rate of initial doses in low-income countries.
The head of the World Health Organization warned that this injustice is costing lives and livelihoods and only prolonging disease, which linked recent analysis of existing data on the topic entitled “Equality in Vaccines” to little improvement.
The document, which compares the progress of national SARS-CoV-2 injection campaigns to World Bank income rates, said the poorest countries still lack immunization devices to fully protect health workers and the elderly.
In four graphs, it reflected inequality between rich and upper-middle-income countries, lower-middle-income countries, and low-income countries in administering vaccines to the total population.
He noted that the average coverage of anti-Covid-19 biopharmaceuticals in the poorest developing countries is only a fraction of what we observe in the rest of the world.
He explained that the richest part of the world has been hurting, unlike low-income countries, which are practically stagnating, while progress among low- and middle-income people has been very slow.
Unfortunately, the WHO assessment notes, we still see huge gaps caused by significant delays in vaccination participation among poor countries and continued poor vaccination coverage.
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