Without a “coordinated and equitable approach” it will be impossible to decrease the number of cases of the virus over time, regardless of the country, warned UN Secretary General António Guterres.
The Secretary General of the UN, António Guterres, has assured that the unequal distribution of vaccines around the world is responsible for the appearance and uncontrolled spread of new strains of covid-19.
In a recent message on Twitter, Guterres noted that such a situation is “condemning the world to more deaths and spreading an economic slowdown.” He also warned that, without a “coordinated and equitable approach,” it will be impossible to reduce the number of cases of the disease over time, regardless of the country.
Earlier this month, the head of the agency called on UN member states to allocate $ 8 billion in funds to ensure a fair deployment of vaccines. According to Guterres, the aim is to immunize 40% “of people in all countries” by the end of this year and 70% by mid-2022.
Vaccine inequality is allowing #COVID19 variants to develop & run wild, condemning the world to more deaths & prolonging an economic slowdown.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) October 18, 2021
Without a coordinated, equitable approach, a reduction of cases in any one country will not be sustained over time.