WHO regular press conference on COVID-19 held on the 29th, WHO Director-General Tedros Tedros and other officials expressed concern about vaccine hoarding and restrictions on vaccine exports.
Stockpiling up on a coronavirus vaccine will lead to three major problems, Tedros said.
First of all, it will be a “catastrophic moral failure”, and secondly, it will cause the pandemic to continue to spread, and at the same time, it will make the global economic recovery very slow.
The WHO Assistant Director-General Mariangela Simão said that the European Union’s restrictions on vaccine exports have caused concern to the WHO.
At present, any country’s export ban or restrictions will cause the raw materials for the production of vaccines, diagnostic tools and other drugs to be unable to flow freely, which will not help stop the spread of the novel coronavirus pandemic.