United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for $8 billion to be provided to vaccinate 40 percent of the world’s population with coronavirus vaccines by the end of this year.
He pointed out that “instead of global coordinated action to obtain vaccines, we witnessed a hoarding of vaccines, vaccine nationalism, and vaccine diplomacy. Therefore, the strategy that we are launching today aims to vaccinate 40 percent of the population in each country by the end of the year, with a vaccination rate of 70 percent. percent in the middle of next year.
He pointed out that “if we succeed in mobilizing about 8 billion dollars to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines, it is up to the member states to play their role, work together, and do whatever is required for the success of this strategy,” expressing his belief that “failure to do so will not be only It would be immoral, it would be stupid as well.”