An independent expert on global response to the COVID-19 epidemic says rich countries have not done enough to move the COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries where the need is greater. Variety of Delta causes new diseases worldwide,
In May, the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response (IPPPR) called for the transfer of one billion coronavirus vaccines from high-income countries and outlining low-income countries by September, and billions in between. on 2022.
“The world is on the verge of achieving these goals,” Helen Clark, chair of IPPPR, told the United Nations General Assembly at a briefing Wednesday. “Some have made it but there is a lot that needs to be done, and it can be done quickly.”
The epidemic has worsened since IPPPR released its report and the Delta brand is increasing the amount of coronavirus in Asia Pacific and other parts of the world where only a small number of people have been vaccinated. In some countries health systems are being forced to the end and death rates are rising.
Clark and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, co-chairpersons, said there was an urgent need to improve the way vaccines and drugs are made, noting that in May, the group’s report said the situation was “unjustified”.
“Vaccination shortages are a major cause of death in Africa, Asia and Latin America,” said Clark, emphasizing that the group contributed. temporary removal of artisan owners Under the auspices of the World Trade Organizations or the WTO agreement on TRIPS to ensure that certain vaccines can be developed as soon as possible. The US has also contributed to this.
“It is amazing and self-defeating that pharmacists continue to share expertise or know what will help to increase production. We believe there is a need to move away from the retail market and adopt a global brand.”
The May IPPPR report was shooting As to how the world is responding to the epidemic by calling it a “dangerous and unsafe place” it means that the signs have been ignored and that politicians have failed to learn from the past.
Sirleaf, who led Liberia during Ebola Problems of 2014 to 2016, told the conference that the conference had a “critical role to play” in helping to reform the right institutions for the world to respond effectively to global health crises.
“This must be the last plague to destroy the quantity we see today,” Sirleaf said. “We need a strong global epidemic of preparedness and response to understand the threat, be vigilant, and plan to take action. This work cannot be done by one working country alone. It is impossible even for a group of countries, no matter how determined, because we are as strong as our weak connections. ”
IPPPR has promoted increased governance and independence in the World Health Organization (WHO), including the provision of “adequate, predictable, flexible and sustainable funding”. The superintendent and district superintendents must also be seven years old, the group said.
Former US President Donald Trump said he was cutting donations go to the WHO and expel the US from the agency, accusing him of being too close to China.
Since President Joe Biden’s inauguration, the US has returned to the WHO and reaffirmed the need for international cooperation in the field of international health care.
On Wednesday, during a meeting with WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Secretary of State Antony Blinken assisted WHO in preparing additional studies on the launch of COVID-19, including in China where the virus was introduced in late 2019. China rejected this idea last week.
“(Blinken) emphasizes the need for the next phase to be timely, evidence-based, open, professional-led, and unobtrusive,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said.