March 1 local time, WHO held a regular COVID-19 press conference.
WHO Director-General Tedros said that although it was encouraging that health workers in low-income countries began to vaccinate, unfortunately, some of the richest countries began to vaccinate almost three months ago.
Some countries continue to give priority to vaccinating younger and healthier people with lower risk of disease in their populations, rather than to health workers and older people elsewhere.
Countries are not competing with each other, but need to fight against COVID-19 together.
Tedros stressed that this is not a requirement for countries to put their people at risk, but for all countries to work together to contain the novel coronavirus on a global scale.
WHO will continue to advance the COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan partners to carry out COVID-19 vaccination in all countries within the first 100 days of this year.
With 40 days left, this vision can only be realized with the support of all partners.
Tedros added that even if the coronavirus vaccine continues to be launched, all governments and individuals should be urged that vaccines alone cannot ensure safety.