UN Chief Guterres slams ‘uneven distribution’ of COVID-19 vaccines

UN chief Antonio Guterres lambasted the uneven and unfair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the countries.

UN Chief Guterres slams 'uneven distribution' of COVID-19 vaccines
UN Chief Guterres slams 'uneven distribution' of COVID-19 vaccines

United Nations: UN chief Antonio Guterres lambasted the uneven and unfair distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in the countries.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres revealed that only ten nations have received 75 percent of all vaccinations and commanding a global effort to get all people in every country immunized as soon as possible.

According to a recent report by Al Jazeera, Guterres, while speaking in a high-level official meeting of the UN Security Council, announced 130 countries had not undergone a single dose of vaccine.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres stated, “At this significant moment, vaccine equality is the biggest moral test before the global association.”

The UN chief summoned for an urgent ‘Global Vaccination Plan’ to bring collectively those with the power to guarantee fair vaccine distribution – scientists, vaccine generators, and those who can fund the application – to ensure all people in every nation get vaccinated as soon as possible.

UN Chief Antonio Guterres also requested the nations not to allow “usage of the vaccine as a justification to violate human rights or fundamental freedoms.”

UN Chief Antonio Guterres added, “To better understand this lethal coronavirus pandemic and plan for the next one, all nations must make available all data from the most initial days of an outbreak. And as we advance, all nations should participate in a transparent and healthy process for preventing and responding to wellness emergencies. Hence, the world discovers as much as possible as soon as possible. Transparency, knowledge sharing, access for global experts – these must be the hallmarks of our common approach to what is truly a global challenge.”

The world is facing a crisis, and even distribution of solutions is expected from the government. 

Six-month-old Ruka all smiles as she patiently waits for her routine vaccines in South Sudan. Through COVID-19, many parents are doing everything they can to make sure their children get their shots. They’ve seen what preventable diseases like tetanus, polio, and measles can do and will stop at nothing to ensure their children are protected, quoted by UNICEF.

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