The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the well-known Norwegian profiles of the leaders of the world’s richest countries are begging for COVID-19 vaccines to be given to Africa – before it is too late.
– We ask that you give the shots of the vaccine to those who need it most by December, says Cecile Kerkebeau, on the Instagram page of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
The invitation is to the world’s most powerful leaders, who are gathering during this weekend’s G-20 meeting. Kyrkjebø is one of the many Norwegian celebrities behind the appeal (See the bottom of the case).
“This unequal distribution is unfair and a great mistake. It puts Africans – and the rest of the world – at great risk”The petition was signed by well-known profiles such as Trygve Skaug, Ane Brun, Grace Bullen, SnowBoyz, Sissel Kyrkjebø, Sebastian Zalo and Thorbjørn Harr.
Poor countries are at the back of the vaccine waiting list – now the most dangerous waiting list in the world. UNICEF Norway Secretary-General Camilla Viken says that with every day that passes without her populations being vaccinated in Africa and other poor countries, more children are missing out on school, caregivers and vital health care.
Not even health workers and other frontline workers have been vaccinated in many countries. Only one in 10 health workers in Africa is fully vaccinated. They are at least a year behind Norway and other Western countries, the UN Children’s Fund wrote.
When only 5% of Africa’s population is fully vaccinated, the risk of new mutations and infections elsewhere in the world also increases. No one is safe until everyone receives the vaccine, Viken says.
The G-20 leaders now have the opportunity to deliver on the promises they made at the Biden Summit in September. They should drop vaccine doses, increase the frequency and make sure poor countries are given priority on the vaccine waiting list, she continues.
Did you get this with you? He warns against the third dose in the West: The virus can come back in the form of a rebound
At the Covid-19 summit held by US President Joe Biden in September, leaders of the wealthy world promised to work to secure vaccines for 40% of the world’s population by 2021, and 70% by the middle of next year, according to UNICEF.
But this has not happened, as the United Nations points out: the wealthy G-20 countries received 15 times the vaccine doses per capita. per capita than in sub-Saharan Africa.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling for more research on the next generation of vaccines, and warns that the Corona crisis is far from over.
The World Health Organization says the protracted pandemic has left its mark on mass migration and humanitarian crises. Africa in particular has faced significant challenges due to a lack of access to vaccines, tests and treatments.
A South African consortium is working to create its own mRNA-based coronary vaccine. It could be a pioneer for the pollination of Africa.
Cape Town-based Afrigen Biologics and Vaccines is leading a pilot project supported by the WHO and Covax collaboration to develop an African vaccine. Moderna’s vaccine will be modified to better suit poor countries with warmer climates, according to the NTB.
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