In WHO declared “shocking imbalance” with vaccines

General Director of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adan Greesusus called the “shocking imbalance” the situation with the global distribution of vaccines from coronavirus. He stated this while performing in Geneva at the seminar of the South Africa community seminar (SADC), reports TASS.

“In total, more than 7.3 billion doses of the vaccine were applied in the world, but about 70 percent of this number went out only 10 countries,” said the head of WHO, speaking on Tuesday.

According to him, the increase in the production of vaccines in Africa is a key priority, for this it is necessary to “eliminate barriers”, preventing the increase in production. In addition, it should be suspended for the time of the pandemic, the effect of intellectual property rights on vaccines, diagnostic and therapeutic agents, concluded Greesus.

Previously, the WHO representative doubted that one of the coronavirus mutations was the so-called delta strain – could self-deported, so that in Japan the number of infected were decreased. According to the interlocutor, the disappearance of such a variety of virus is unlikely, since they are still infected by people in other countries.

In November, Greesusus stated that the coronavirus pandemic would last longer due to global access to vaccines, as well as due to the inconsistent application of public health measures.

/Media reports.