Kovid-19 vaccines: G7 and EU Covax. Can donate more than 150 million doses

Due to the lack of adequate production, there remains a huge shortage of anti-covid vaccines, and the international Kovacs system is far from the number of doses it thought it could deliver.

UNICEF, Monday 17 May 2021, says G7 countries and EU members able to donate more than 150 million doses of anti-Kovid vaccines to underprivileged countries, in an effort to partially bridge vaccine inequality in the event of an epidemic. Will be

This number could be reached if groups of the seven richest countries in the world – whose leaders meet at the summit in England in June 2021 – and members of the European Union (EU) shared only 20% of the stock at their disposal. June, July and August, according to a study conducted by “Airfinity”, which specializes exclusively in the analysis of scientific data and is funded by the British branch of UNICEF. “And they could have done so even while fulfilling their commitments in terms of immunization of their populations,” said Henrietta Four, director general of the United Nations agency.

Lack of money
There remains a huge shortage of anti-covid vaccines, for lack of adequate production and the international Kovacs system, which has been established to prevent rich countries from monopolizing most precious doses, is far from the account of those doses He thought he could deliver. In June, about 190 million doses will disappear from the Kovacs system – Vaccine Alliance (GAVI), established by WHO, but CEPI (Alliance for Innovations in Epidemic Preparation) – compared to initially planned versions.

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UNICEF – whose expertise in vaccination is unique – is responsible for delivery. Therefore, by the end of May 2021, 140 million doses will be missed for Covax and another 50 million in June. Lack of vaccines and shortage of funds add to the difficulties.

The press release stated that “additional dose sharing is the minimum, necessary and emergency measure we need immediately, while waiting for more permanent measures to significantly increase production.” One difference, which WHO’s boss, Tedros Adnom Ghebreyes, considers inappropriate to the point, is that he asked countries on Friday to give up vaccination of children and adolescents – far less willing to develop serious forms of Kovid – than theirs. To Kovacs for providing the dose.

For advocates of sharing, it is not simply a moral imperative for poor countries to be able to vaccinate their health workers and their most vulnerable populations. A strong circulation of the virus anywhere due to lack of vaccination can give rise to forms that are more contagious, more lethal and perhaps resistant to current vaccines, nullifying the efforts already made.

The WHO director general warned on Friday May 14, 2021: “Kovid-19 has already claimed the lives of more than 3.3 million people and at the rate at which things are going, the second year of the epidemic will be much higher. More earlier. Deadly than “.

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