WHO chief Tedros calls for vaccinating at least 10% of population of every country by Sept to control pandemic

 WHO chief Tedros calls for vaccinating at least 10% of population of every country by Sept to control pandemic

LONDON, 2 July: Voicing concern over many countries failing to vaccinate their people, WHO chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Thursday called for vaccinating at least 10 percent of the population of every country by September as he emphasized that vaccination is the best way to control the pandemic and reboot the global economy.

“Vast inequities in the access to vaccines are fuelling a two-track pandemic. While some countries have reached a high level of coverage, many others don’t have enough to vaccinate health workers, older people & other at-risk groups,” the World Health Organization Director General said in a virtual address to India Global Forum.

Asserting that when some countries cannot vaccinate, it’s a threat to all countries, Ghebreyesus called for a global effort to vaccinate at least 10 percent of the population of every country by September, at least 40 percent by the end of the year, and at least 70 percent by the middle of next year.

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