WHO welcomes China’s decision to join a global COVID-19 vaccine project

“The more countries that join, the better,” said the World Health Organization (WHO) welcoming China’s decision to join a global COVID-19 vaccine project that aims to pool financial and scientific resources to give poor countries fair and affordable access to life-saving vaccines.

“The more countries that participate in the COVAX facility, the greater the opportunity of being able to roll out vaccines as rapidly as possible, as early as possible to reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 disease globally,” said Bruce Aylward, a WHO epidemiologist who led the China-WHO joint mission on COVID-19.

Coordinated by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and the WHO, the scheme aims to deliver two billion doses of a vaccine by the end of next year. 

It must be noted that China is being seen as the biggest economy to support COVAX.

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