The international vaccine monitoring agency called the People’s Vaccine Alliance, composed of several international organizations, released a report on the 9th that the population of Western developed countries accounts for about 14% of the world’s total population, but they already own or will have more than half of the world’s coronavirus vaccines, compared with an average of 10 in 67 poorer countries.
Only one person in the individual may be “on the expectation of getting a coronavirus vaccine by the end of next year.” This extremely unfair scene cannot be seen by even the mainstream media in the United States.
On the 16th, NBC published an article criticizing the hoarding of coronavirus vaccines in developed Western countries, represented by the United States and the United Kingdom.
In an article entitled “Vaccine Nationalism” – Developed countries hoard vaccines so that poor countries can only “see through”, NBC quoted Philip Clark, an expert in health economics at Oxford University in the United Kingdom, saying that compared with the “eye-catching” of poor countries for coronavirus vaccines, the United States and the United Kingdom The number of vaccine doses reserved for themselves by developed countries in the West on behalf is alarming.
According to Spain’s Herald, Canada, a developed country, reserves more than five times the vaccination needs of its population; the United Kingdom’s vaccine dose is three times that of its population; and the European Union’s vaccine dose is twice that of its population.
NBC said that this practice in developed countries has attracted a lot of criticism from the international community.
Some members of the People’s Vaccine Alliance pointed out that the behavior of developed countries undermined the efforts of the international community to fight the epidemic and “protect everyone from the virus” and violated their own declared human rights commitments.
John Nkengason, director of the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said that this scene is by no means an exception, and Africa has previously been neglected by developed countries in the supply of some drugs.
United Nations Secretary-General Guterres said this month that the coronavirus vaccine should benefit the whole world and be wary of the prevalence of “vaccine nationalism”. To truly curb the spread of the epidemic, vaccines must be distributed fairly.