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After Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called for the development of a Global Immunization Plan last month, speaking of a test " <em>moral </em>For the planet, the countries voted almost unanimously on Friday March 26 at the UN General Assembly for more equity in the distribution of vaccines. </p><div> <p><span><span><span><em>With our correspondent in New York</em>, <strong>Carrie Nooten</strong></span></span></span>
Amal Mudallali, Ambassador representing Lebanon at l’ON, knows that the less well-off populations of his country and around the world, have a real risk of catching the Covid-19 even before having the chance to be vaccinated.
« Studies show that high-income countries already have more than half of the doses purchased worldwide, she explains to RFI. And it is estimated that there will not be enough vaccine doses to cover the affected global population until at least 2023, according to the Center for Health Innovation at Duke University. ». It’s a ” historical test of our humanity ”.
Quickly, it convinced 180 countries and the European Union to speak out for equity in the distribution of vaccines. Then, in just one month, 179 countries supported this joint declaration.
Risks of a resumption of the pandemic
« We commit ourselves together, united, to declare vaccines as a public good, but also to pass this historic test of our humanity. “ After the chaos of the first weeks of the pandemic at the UN, countries were keen to show this unity, aware that without equity in the distribution, the risks of a resumption of the pandemic are greater. They also hope to convince more countries to share their surplus.
This text entitled ” Political Declaration on Global and Equitable Access to Covid-19 Vaccines »Did not garner the support of 13 states, including North Korea, Burma, Benin, Burundi, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Syria or the Seychelles. Equipped with observer status, the Vatican and Palestine also did not sign the declaration on Friday.
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Source site www.rfi.fr