According to the UN Secretary General, it is high time to create a “global vaccination plan” so that no one is left behind in the fight against Covid-19. This was stated by Antonio Guterres during a session of the Security Council.
“The world urgently needs a global vaccination plan that unites all countries that have the financial resources, scientific expertise and production capabilities,” he said. According to Guterres, the G20 (a collection of twenty of the richest countries in the world) is well suited to the task.
“If we let the virus spread like wildfire in the countries of the south, it will continue to mutate”, it sounds. “That will mean that new, more contagious and more deadly variants will circulate. And they can undermine the effectiveness of the vaccines. That way, the pandemic could be extended significantly and the virus could return to hit the north again. ”
The UN chief said that currently ten countries have administered 75 percent of all vaccines. 130 countries have not yet received a single dose. Guterres looks to next Friday’s virtual G7 summit to give a first boost.
The rollout of #COVID19 vaccines is generating hope.— United Nations (@UN) February 17, 2021
We must ensure that everybody, everywhere, can be vaccinated as soon as possible.
— @antonioguterres tells Security Council. https://t.co/W54t1m97RI pic.twitter.com/EEZolK6969
Progress on #COVID19 vaccinations has been wildly uneven & unfair.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) February 17, 2021
The world urgently needs a Global Vaccination Plan to bring together all those with the required power, expertise & production capacities.
I am ready to mobilize the full @UN System in support of this effort. pic.twitter.com/YSp8JIBIx2