Medicine / Health, Disease | Who: Greed when rich countries buy a third dose of vaccines while others suffer

According to the World Health Organization, when there is a growing shortage of vaccines in the world, countries should not order third-dose vaccines.

The statement comes at a time when the delta-type coronavirus is dominating the global infection picture.

According to the Director-General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the “greed” now rampant in the world will lead to global embarrassment due to the deterioration of the world’s weakest countries during the pandemic, according to Reuters.

The World Health Organization has also reprimanded vaccine manufacturers for prioritizing offers of so-called “third booster doses” over the first and second doses for health professionals and elderly people in poor countries who are not fully vaccinated.

I do not agree with the need for “reinforcement”

WHO experts doubt the need for an additional dose for people who have been fully vaccinated.

“So far, there is no scientific evidence of the need for reinforcers,” said Somaya Swaminathan, a senior researcher at the World Health Organization.

Swaminathan said the WHO would make recommendations for booster doses if needed, but that advice “should be based on science and data, not on individual companies that say vaccines should now be administered as booster doses”.

Towards a national vaccine

When asked when the epidemic will end, the head of the World Health Organization replied that the world has the means to stop it, but this national vaccine has expanded it.

According to the head of the World Health Organization, putting up with booster doses is counterproductive, while the virus is claiming untold lives elsewhere in the world and many countries lack vaccines to protect health workers.

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In Africa alone, there is a serious shortage of more than 700 million doses of the vaccine. There is also a shortage in India, which has been hit hard by the pandemic.

According to the World Health Organization, delta infections have now been detected in 104 countries.

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