Reviews Vaccines Anti-Covid-19: International Solidarity in slow motion

12:20  24 april  2021
12:20  24 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

Covid-19: for the WHO, the vaccine race is not a solution to end the

 Covid-19: for the WHO, the vaccine race is not a solution to end the pandemic © REUTERS - AMIT DAVE In India, the vaccination campaign against Covid-19 began on Saturday January 16 (illustrative image). Is the vaccine race a solution to get out of the pandemic? Or the best way to prolong the recession? For months, the WHO has been warning the few countries competing for additional orders from manufacturers.

Les pays riches ont commandé la moitié des doses de vaccins disponibles, alors qu'il n'hébergent que 16% de la population mondiale. © AP - Matt Rourke The rich countries ordered half of the doses of available vaccines, while it hire only 16% of the world's population.

It's a half-hue birthday for WHO. One year after its launch, the ACT Accelerator device of the Agency, of which the COVAX mechanism, is idling. It was necessary to allow developing countries to fight against CVIV-19 by guaranteeing access to treatment and vaccines. The balance sheet is more than skinny. And this despite sending this Friday, April 23 by France of 100,000 doses of Astrazeneca vaccines in West Africa.

with our correspondent in Geneva, Jérémie Lanche

some 40 million doses of vaccines sent to a hundred countries. It is clear that the calls for the solidarity of WHO have not weighed as much as the organization wanted. Not as much in any case as the Nationalism Vaccinal constantly denounced by WHO.

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Today, the rich countries ordered the moiste from the available doses, while they host only 16% of the population.

In a video message addressed to WHO, Emmanuel Macron says France will give 500,000 doses by mid-June. "The situation is not satisfactory," said French President. One has one in six person who has received at least one dose of vaccine in Europe. And next to this in Africa, it's less than one by one hundred. This is unacceptable. All those who have pre-ordered vaccines, many vaccines, France is one of France, the European Union is one, we have a responsibility for the rest of the world. The time has come to share.

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opposition on intellectual property rights

Reality is actually more raw. In some rich countries, one in four people has been vaccinated. In others, it is one in 500. The gift of France will not be enough to forget the 19 billion missing dollars to finance the WHO accelerator in 2021.

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 Coronavirus: Austria and Denmark join forces with Israel to boost vaccine production © AMIR COHEN CORONAVIRUS: AUSTRIA AND DENMARK PARTNER IN ISRAEL TO BOOST VACCINE PRODUCTION Frustrated by the slowness of their deployment within the European Union, Austria and Denmark have decided to work with Israel to produce second-generation vaccines against the variants of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, outside the system set up by the community bloc.

Other paradox: the opposition of the countries Rich, including France, before the WTO, the suspension of intellectual property rights as part of the Gherette against COVID-19, as requested by India and South Africa. An request formulated by these two countries last year , supported by doctors without borders and a hundred other countries, in order to place human life above the profits of the pharmaceutical laboratories in particular.

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vaccines both the WTO and WHO lamented the unequal access to vaccines. The new WTO Director of the recently pleaded WTO for the development of "voluntary licensing" agreements for vaccine manufacturing, as did Astrazeneca with the Serum Institute of India in India.

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Covax hopes to get 150 million doses of the G7 and the EU, according to UNICEF .
© Francis Kokoroko, Reuters A cargo of Anti-Covid-19 vaccines from Astrazeneca arrive in Accra, Ghana, May 7th 2021. G7 countries and EU members would be able to give more than 150 million doses of Anti-Covid-19 vaccines to disadvantaged countries, to try to fill in part immunization inequality in the face of Pandemic, affirms UNICEF Monday. more than 150 million doses, without compromising their commitments vis-à-vis their population.

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