According to AFP, on January 14, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said at a press conference that 95% of the global dose of the coronavirus vaccine currently used is limited to 10 countries, calling for a more equitable distribution of vaccines.
At a press conference in Copenhagen on Thursday, Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, said that in the global effort to end the pandemic, “overall, we simply can’t let any country, no community fall behind.”
He added that WHO and its partners in the COVID-19 vaccine implementation plan (COVAX) are “making great efforts to send vaccines to each country.” We need every country that has the ability to donate, donate and support equitable access to and deployment of vaccines.”
Kruger said public health measures aimed at fighting the pandemic must be based on what he calls the “core values” of humanity: solidarity, equity and social justice.
“It’s the only way out of these uncertain times, because nobody is safe until everyone is safe.”
In terms of total dose of vaccines, the top countries include the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, Italy, Russia, Germany, Spain and Canada.
More than 32 million doses of coronary vaccine have been administered so far, according to research and data website Our World in Data.