The United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for an increasing global coordination in the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. In a video statement he said that Our world has reached a heart-wrenching milestone: #COVID19 has now claimed two million lives. Sadly, the impact of the pandemic has been made worse by the absence of global coordination In the memory of those two million souls, the world must act with far greater solidarity.
Guterres went on to note that though safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are being rolled out, disparity continue between nations.
“Vaccines are reaching high income countries quickly, while the world’s poorest have none at all,” he said, adding that “some countries are pursuing side deals, even procuring beyond need.