아주경제 | IVI head advocates global solution and vaccination to ‘tame’ COVID-19 infection
2021. 03. 17, 아주경제
Rich countries have stepped up efforts to ride out a COVID-19 pandemic through the quick acquisition of vaccines, or sometimes hoarding that sparked vaccine sovereignty and hampered a United Nations campaign to facilitate the transfer of technology and scientific knowledge for global production and vaccination.
Several African countries have begun receiving their first doses through the UN-backed COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility (COVAX) scheme, but many nations in the continent have been left behind. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has criticized the hoarding of excess doses of COVID-19 vaccines by some rich nations as “wildly uneven and unfair.”