Global failure to share vaccines equitably is fuelling a two-track COVID-19 pandemic

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “Global failure to share vaccines equitably is fuelling a two-track COVID-19 pandemic” – below is their description.

“The global failure to share vaccines equitably is fuelling a two-track COVID-19 pandemic and taking a toll on some of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people. Vaccines donated next year will be far too late for those dying today, being infected today, or at risk today”- Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Watch the entire press conference of 18 June 2021 here:

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