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Geneva: The World Health Organization chief called out the rich nations' vaccinating less risk young category while leaving poor countries to face the fate of the pandemic due to the drastic shortage of COVID vaccines.
Pointing out the less interest from the rich countries to send out vaccine doses to those countries that have less fortune to acquire doses, the WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that as a global community, the world failed.
Tedros said that the situation in Africa, where the fresh infections and the deaths induced by the COVID reported a 40% increase in the last week, is dangerous due to the Delta variant spread.
He heavily came down on some nations that have shown hesitancy in sharing the vaccine with poor nations. Tedros, who is also African from Ethiopia, said the low-income countries should be provided with vaccines dose to thwart an impending global disaster.
Tedros also drew the picture of the prevalent inequality in the world between countries that have the capacity to acquire vaccines doses and nations that do not have it. He urged the global majors to fight against this injustice.
COVAX, run jointly by the GAVI vaccine alliance and the WHO, has delivered 90 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to 132 countries since February but has faced major supply issues since India suspended vaccine exports.