Deployment of COVID-19 vaccines – Health officials distribute the Moderna COVID‑19 vaccine to frontline health workers and first responders in Baltimore County, Maryland (Dec 2020).
General Antonio Guterres sharply criticized the “extremely unequal and unjust” distribution of Covid 19 vaccines on Wednesday, which includes 10 countries giving 75% of all vaccines and calling for a global effort to make sure all people in all countries get immunized as soon as possible.
“at this critical moment, vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community.”Antonio Guterres
The UN head said in front of a high level UNSC session that 130 countries have not received a single dose of vaccine and that “at this critical moment, vaccine equity is the biggest moral test before the global community.”
Guterres called for an urgent global vaccination plan to bring together those with the power to ensure that vaccines are distributed fairly – scientists, vaccine producers, and those who can finance them.
And he asked the World Health Organization’s top economic powers within the Group of 20 to set up an emergency task force to develop a plan and coordinate its implementation and financing.
“can create the momentum to mobilize the necessary financial resources.”Antonio Guterres
Guterres said the meeting Friday of the Group of Seven major advanced economies — the United States, Germany, Japan, Britain, France, Canada, and Italy — could “can create the momentum to mobilize the necessary financial resources.”