According to a report by Canadian media on the 12th local time, the Canadian government has rejected the World Health Organization’s call for Canada to donate a coronavirus vaccine to promote mankind to fight the epidemic together.
According to the Globe and Mail, the reason why the Canadian government refused is that it is too early to consider the redistribution of the coronavirus vaccine.
In his regular speech on the 12th, Prime Minister Trudeau revealed that Canada has obtained 80 million doses of coronavirus vaccine through government procurement, which is more than twice that of Canada’s total population of 37 million, and there is still 6 million doses left to ensure that each person is given two vaccinations.
Trudeau discussed “fair and effective access to the coronavirus vaccine” during a call with South African President Cyril Ramaphosa last week.
South African officials have previously warned of “aparthesis of vaccination” and “unequal divide” in the deal between rich countries and vaccine manufacturers.
WHO Director General Tedros Tedros also warned in Geneva on 8 January that “nationalism of vaccines hurts us all.” He pointed out that rich countries have bought most of the various vaccines.
This could raise the price of vaccines and mean that the most at-risk populations in the poorest and most marginalized countries do not have access to the vaccine.