‘Low income countries lag in getting Corona vaccine’- Dr. Yusnus
Low-income countries have lagged far behind in getting the coronavirus vaccine, said Nobel Laureate Dr. Muhammad Yunus.
He said the rich countries of Europe and America have already taken over almost all of the global supply of the vaccine in the interest of their people.
Nobel laureate Dr. Yunus made the remarks in a statement sent from the Yunus Center on Friday (December 11).
The statement said Professor Yunus had launched a global campaign in June to declare the Covid-19 vaccine a global public offering. In the meantime, 24 Nobel laureates and 125 former presidents, prime ministers and celebrities from around the world have joined the cause. As many as 9,13,453 people have signed the petition, which was launched by Professor Yunus ahead of the upcoming European Union Conference, The Trips Conference, the WTO Conference and the African Union Conference.
The statement said Muhammad Yunus noted, ‘Dr. Tedros' emergency warning is not going to be understood. No one is safe unless everyone is safe. '
He added, "Wealthy countries in Europe and the United States have already taken over almost all of the global supply of the vaccine in their own interests, leaving low-income countries far behind in vaccination." As a result, the vaccine will not be available anywhere in the world by the end of 2021, even with the current system, which is as admirable as Covax.
After his first application in June this year, Professor Yunus joined the People's Vaccine Alliance and reached out to the United Nations, governments and heads of state and decision makers from various international organizations such as USAIDs, Oxfam and 20 international organizations.