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World "Residual items with a constant expiration date": Expert criticizes vaccine alms for Africa

22:20  29 november  2021
22:20  29 november  2021 Source:   ksta.de

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Against the background of the Omikron variant of the Corona virus discovered in South Africa urges the outgoing Africa application of the Federal Government, Günter Nooke (CDU) to the delivery of additional vaccine doses for Africa .

Afrikabeauftragte der Bundesregierung, Günter Nooke, drängt auf die Lieferung zusätzlicher Impfdosen für Afrika. © Picture Alliance / DPA African Supervisor of the Federal Government, Günter Nooke, urges the delivery of additional pound doses for Africa.

"The development in Africa must be taken seriously," said Nooke the editorial network Germany (RND). "To break the current wave, sufficient vaccines must also be provided for Africa. There must be a bit of a bit on it again. "

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Nooke warned to content himself to pass on vaccine doses from a national supply with short-term expiration date. "Simply deliver the remaining item with a current expiration date is a false signal. This acts like a little convincing alms distribution to calming the bad conscience. And it underestimates the temporal leadership, which such an export needs. "

widespread vaccination skepticism in Africa

The African applicant demanded a differentiated strategy in dealing with the Corona Help for Africa. "It is important: you can not drive from Cairo to Cape Town the same strategy. It must be considered regionally exactly where there are logistical problems. "In Africa, there is also" a widespread vaccine skepticity, which also leads to the vaccine doses, "said Nooke. "The acceptance problem must be encountered by more education.

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restrained, the CDU politician visited a patent release for corona vaccines required by African countries and the US: "A patent release I see skeptical. It would be faster and easier if the companies would produce on-site, for example in South Africa, Senegal and Ghana, "he said.

WHO, Covax and Avatt pushed on additional vaccine supplies

The Federal Government supports this at 100 million euros. "However, this is not relevant for breaking the current wave. The development of production capacities will take for at least several years. "

also the World Health Organization (WHO), the global vaccination initiative Covax and the procurement commission of the African Union (Avatt) urged additional vaccine deliveries, which are better planned and lasting at least ten weeks should be. The world-renowned 90 million Covid-19 vaccine doses were more spontaneously made available, criticized the organizations. Auxiliaries such as syringes or diluents would often not be interleaf, plannable and reliable.

So far, only 6.6 percent of the approximately 1.3 billion inhabitants of Africa are fully vaccinated information of the African Center for Infectious Diseases (Africa CDC).

In Germany, 68.4 percent of the population is completely vaccinated. Over 130 million vaccine doses were delivered to doctors and vaccine centers. From December, 2.4 million vaccine doses for children should be prepared in Germany - the approval of the child vaccine is then expected.

The WHO has set itself the goal of vaccinating at least 40 percent of the population by 2022 in each country. This goal will be significantly undercut with persistent vaccination speed in the vast majority of African countries.

Who has been working on a fairer distribution of corona vaccines for months.

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