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WHO Decries “Grotesque” Vaccination Gap Between Rich and Poor Nations

HeadlineMar 23, 2021

The head of the World Health Organization is calling on vaccine makers to license their technologies to other manufacturers, calling growing vaccine inequity a “moral outrage.” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called it “shocking” that some countries are racing to vaccinate their entire populations — including healthy younger people at lower risk of COVID-19 — while healthcare workers, older people and others at high risk go unvaccinated in poorer nations.

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: “The gap between the number of vaccines administered in rich countries and the number of vaccines administered through COVAX is growing every single day and becoming more grotesque every day.”

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