Europe needs to show greater solidarity with vaccines, as 95% of the doses have been used in 10 countries, the WHO regional directorate said today.
It is imperative that “all countries that can contribute, give and support equal access to and development of vaccines do so,” said Hans Klugge, WHO Director for Europe, during an online press conference. huge “efforts made by the organization and its partners, so that each country can obtain vaccines.
According to him, 95% of the Covid-19 vaccines administered worldwide were limited to 10 countries that he did not name.
According to the data analysis website Our world in data, these are the following countries:
- United Arab Emirates
In just over a month, some 28 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine have been given in about 46 countries, WHO Director of Emergency Management Michael Ryan said yesterday.
Despite the launch of vaccination campaigns, the rate of transmission seen in some countries, mainly due to new, more contagious mutations, especially in Britain and South Africa, is a matter of concern.
“The situation is worrying,” Kluge said.
Twenty-five countries in the eurozone, including Russia, have reported cases linked to the new “VOC 202012/01” strain.
“With an increased transmission and a similar severity of the disease, the mutation is a cause for concern: if control is not strengthened to slow its spread, there will be a further impact on health facilities that are already under pressure,” the official explained.
However, for Hans Klüge, optimism must prevail.
“2021 will be another year of the coronavirus, but it will be a more predictable year, the situation will be easier to control,” he assured.
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