World Desk, Amar Ujala, Washington
Updated Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:43 AM IST
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- Vaccine nationalism will hit poor countries hard
- Rich countries have already booked large quantities of vaccines
- Canada orders vaccinations more than 6 times its population
Canada has the highest number of vaccine orders per capita. He has ordered the purchase of five to six times more vaccine companies than his population needs. But Canadian government spokesmen say some of Canada’s orders cannot get the green signal to use the vaccine. The Canadian government takes extra precautions considering this possibility.
The People’s Vaccine Alliance says the way rich countries are ordering vaccinations, it looks like the 20 poorest 70 countries will be able to vaccinate only 10% of their population by 2021. The People’s Vaccine Alliance includes reputable organizations such as Amnesty International. Gregory Hussey, a professor at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, told CNN: But now the vaccine has become the highest in the nation. Speaking to the same channel, John Neckensang, head of the Africa Center for Disease Control and Prevention, said the lack of a vaccine for poor countries would have devastating consequences. He said that some countries have high levels of vaccines and some countries do not have them at all and it is not ethical in any way.
When the Corona epidemic broke out, an international initiative called Covax came forward. It is led by Las Alliance – Gavi. The rich and middle-income countries involved pledged to pay for vaccine production. He also said that they would vaccinate all the countries in a proper manner. In addition, the poorest countries in Africa also signed a separate agreement called the Kovacs Facility. The vaccine is being funded by the International Development Association and charities such as Bill and Melinda Gates. So far, 189 countries have signed both agreements.
Gavi said money was not a barrier to vaccinating everyone. The Village Alliance has raised 2 billion to buy vaccines for poor countries. It is expected to grow to 5 billion by the end of next year. But the real question is the availability of vaccines. Companies that have already sold vaccines will not be able to buy in the village. The European Union, Britain and Canada paid the most for Kovacs. But as soon as the vaccine was ready, they immediately made a bilateral agreement to buy the vaccine from private companies. The People’s Vaccine Alliance says Kovacs has ignored the purchase agreement.
Canadian International Development Minister Kareena Gould said her country wanted to protect itself, as most vaccines were currently in the works and were only in the theoretical realm. That’s why Canada has contracts with a number of companies, such as the Covax facility. This has been done with the understanding that vaccines cannot be made out of these vaccines.
Experts say that citizens of different countries should first ensure their vaccination. But this is a sad reality. If there is no supply, it is not enough to raise money, experts say. According to him, the situation so far in this case looks extremely complicated.