World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus calls on governments worldwide to donate COVID-19 vaccines to Covax, an international program that makes vaccines available to poorer countries.
By doing this, the WHO hopes that 30 percent of the world’s total population can be vaccinated by the end of 2021.
Tedros said in a speech Monday that the corona pandemic is continuing because of “outrageous inequality” in vaccine distribution. He previously called on rich countries to provide poorer countries with vaccines before governments switch to vaccinating children.
The WHO hopes that 10 percent of the world’s population can be vaccinated by September, provided governments cooperate in redistributing vaccines.
Tedros has asked vaccine manufacturers to donate half of their production to Covax this year to meet the vaccination target.