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The WHO is calling for $ 11 billion from the G7 and G20 to vaccinate 70 percent of the world’s population

Every day more than 10,000 people die in Kovil. The WHO warns that the virus is moving faster than the global vaccine distribution. Photo: EFE.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the G7 announcement to donate 870 million doses of vaccine against Kovit-19, mostly through the Kovacs mechanism, but with more than 10 people dying daily, many more are needed.

As he announced over the weekend that he had attended the summit of the seven most advanced economies, the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Dr. Tetros Adonom Gabrias, pointed out this Monday that the general goal is to get at least 70 percent of the world’s population by the time the G7 meets again in Germany next year to vaccinate.

That goal requires 11 billion doses, “Dr. Tetros said at a news conference,” The group of these countries and the G20 can create a reality.

Tetros welcomed the support expressed by the G7 nations for the idea of ​​creating an agreement on WHO, ACT accelerator and epidemic preparation and response. In addition, he applauded the announcement that a group of those countries would donate 870 million doses of vaccines, mainly through the Kovacs mechanism, seeking equal access to immunizations, but stressed the need for more, soon.

“It’s a great help, but we need more, we need them faster. More than 10,000 die every day. More than 420 die during this press conference alone. These communities need vaccines, they need them now, not next year,” he said. Said.

The WHO Director-General stressed that there are enough vaccines worldwide to reduce the spread of the disease, but that it is important to use them “in the right places, for the right people”, giving priority to health workers and those at risk. .

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He recalled that most countries continue to rely only on social and public health measures that have been “the backbone of the response to date” and, at the same time, that they are working against all types of corona virus.

“But the emergence of more communication types means that public health and social activities must be more rigorous and be used for a longer period of time in areas where vaccination rates are low,” he warned.

To improve the effectiveness of these rules, Tetros explained that the WHO has collected data on how they are used worldwide and their purpose and announced a new cooperation agreement.

“We have also created a new WHO working group with Norwegian support to study the impact of community and public health activities on epidemics and other health emergencies,” he said.

The WHO Director-General noted that the number of new cases of COVID-19 has dropped for the seventh week in a row, but clarified that although the number of weekly cases since February has been very low, the death toll has not dropped at the same pace as the previous week.

“The global decline hides a worrying increase in cases and deaths in many countries. The strong increase in Africa is particularly worrying because it is an area with low access to vaccines, diagnostic tests and oxygen.”

For example he cited a study in a scientific publication The Lancet It has been pointed out that the African continent has the highest mortality rate in the world of COVID-19 patients, although there are fewer cases than in other parts of the world.

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“Evidence suggests that there has been a significant increase in the number of new strains worldwide, which means that the vulnerabilities of the vast majority of the world’s population and the unprotected population are increasing.

(With UN news and agent information)