WHO CHIEF RAISES CONCERN OVER VACCINE NATIONALISM

World Health Organisation Chief, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, called for global solidarity in the rollout of any future coronavirus vaccine as the number of cases increases across the world.

In a video address at the opening of the three-day World Health Summit in Berlin, the WHO chief said, “It is natural that countries want to protect their own citizens first but if and when we have an effective vaccine, we must also use it effectively. And the best way to do that is to vaccinate some people in all countries rather than all people in some countries.”

He added, “Let me be clear: vaccine nationalism will prolong the pandemic, not shorten it.”

As the race for creating a Covid-19 vaccine continues, The European Union, the United States, Britain, Japan and many other nations have already placed orders with companies creating the vaccine. However, there is a chance that countries with smaller wallets could be left behind in queue of getting the vaccine first. On top of that many political parties are using the vaccine as a way of advertising their political parties image.

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