Vaccines must be central strategy to fight pandemic: WHO official
Millennium Post Delhi|January 19, 2022
‘WE ARE FACED WITH AN EXISTENTIAL CRISIS’

NEW DELHI/DAVOS: Amid concerns about COVID-19 vaccines not reaching all parts of the world, especially to poor countries, a top WHO official on Tuesday said vaccination must be central to any strategy to fight the pandemic and equitable distribution is a must.

While some of the developed nations are talking about the fourth dose of the vaccine, a large number of people in Africa and some other regions are yet to get their first one.

Speaking at a panel discussion on 'Meeting the challenges of vaccine equity' at the World Economic Forum's online Davos Agenda 2022 summit, leaders said the rapid development of COVID-19 vaccines is a scientific achievement for the ages. But the failure to ensure universal global distribution risks not only bad health outcomes but also economic upheaval and geopolitical tensions, they opined.

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