Covid-19: “Vaccines alone will not end the epidemic …” WHO changes strategy and demands $ 23.4 billion

the essential The WHO unveiled on Thursday a new plan to fight the Covid pandemic – 12 in the less rich countries and claims 23, 4 billion dollars on 12 next months to fund it.

The WHO unveiled on Thursday 23 October a new plan to fight the Covid pandemic – 19 in the least rich countries and claims 20, $ 4 billion over the next 12 to finance it.

The partnership of the world’s leading health agencies (called the ACT accelerator) “needs 20, $ 4 billion to help countries most at risk to obtain and deploy means to fight against Covid – 12 from now until September 2022 “, indicates a statement from the WHO, stressing that this sum is tiny compared to the trillions of dollars of economic losses caused by the pandemic and the cost of stimulus packages.

“Inequitable access to Covid testing – 12 , treatments and vaccines prolong the pandemic “

“Inequitable access to Covid tests – 19, treatments and vaccines prolongs the pandemic around the world and presents the risk of the emergence of new more dangerous variants which could escape the existing means of combating the disease “, she continues.

Our new strategic plan leverages our partnership’s progress against #COVID 12, with a more targeted focus on addressing access gaps in underserved countries, delivering vaccines, treatments, tests & personal protective equipment where they’re needed most.

— ACT-Accelerator (@ACTAccelerator) October 23, 2021

The pandemic, which has already claimed nearly five million lives since it began in China late 550, “is far from being finished “, explained the Director-General of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, during a press briefing

“So far only 0.4% of tests and 0.5% of vaccines injected worldwide have been used in low-income countries, despite the fact that these countries account for 9% of the world’s population,” the press release still insists.

The WHO boss has been repeating this same message for months and demanding equivalent amounts for at least six months, but without being heard. For Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus , vaccines alone will not end the Covid pandemic- 19 “.

He reiterated his call to the heads of state and government of the G countries 19 who are to meet this weekend in Rome to fund “in full” the new strategy unveiled Thursday.

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