WHO Refuses Again The Booster Dose Against Coronavirus

Baghdad The World Health Organization has again rejected the booster dose against Coronavirus.

“We do not currently wish to see a generalized use of booster doses for people who have finished their vaccination and are in good health,” WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference.

He added, “I will not remain silent when companies and countries that control global supplies of vaccines believe that the world’s poor should be content with crumbs.”

Tedros called for the moratorium to be extended at least until the end of 2021 to allow each country to vaccinate at least 40% of its population.

He added, “The global goals of the World Health Organization remain to help each country vaccinate at least 10% of its population by the end of the month, at least 40% by the end of the year, and 70% of the world’s population by the middle of next year.”

On Wednesday, Washington renewed its rejection of the World Health Organization’s appeal, stressing, in the words of White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, that President Joe Biden has the responsibility to do everything in his power to protect people in the United States.

Saki stressed that: Giving a booster dose to rich countries does not prevent them from donating vaccines to poor countries.

“We’re doing both things together (giving a booster dose and donating vaccines to poor countries), and we believe we can do both things together and we will continue to do both,” she said.

The World Health Organization constantly condemns the difficulties in obtaining vaccines for poor countries.

 

Source: National Iraqi News Agency