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Macron calls for fair sharing of vaccines: Europe and the United States should distribute 5% of vaccines to developing countries

Macron calls for fair sharing of vaccines: Europe and the United States should distribute 5% of vaccines to developing countries

On December 27, 2020, local time, many EU member states officially launched the coronavirus vaccination work. The picture shows Belgian medical staff preparing for the coronavirus vaccination.

February 19 According to a report by the BBC on the 19th, French President Macron said recently that Europe and the United States should immediately allocate about 5% of the coronavirus vaccine from existing supplies to developing countries.

In an interview with the Financial Times, Macron urged European and American countries to allocate 4% or 5% of vaccines to developing countries.

“The key is to act faster so that local people can see it happen,” he said.

Macron said that if the vaccine is not shared fairly, global inequality will be exacerbated.

He also said that German Chancellor Merkel supported a vaccine sharing plan and hoped that he would also win the support of the United States.

It is also reported that a senior U.S. government official said that U.S. President Biden will announce on the 19th that he will provide $4 billion in funding to the WHO-led Coronavirus Vaccine Implementation Plan (COVAX), which aims to help poor countries promote vaccination.

United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has said that vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the international community, and there are obvious unequalities and unfairness in the current coronavirus vaccination work.

Guterres pointed out that 75% of all coronavirus vaccines that have been vaccinated so far are concentrated in 10 countries; at the same time, more than 130 countries have not yet obtained any doses of the vaccine.

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