WHO: China’s vaccine plays an important role globally

Bruce Aylward, senior adviser to the Director-General of the World Health Organization. on the 6th: Through the “New Coronary Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan” led by the organization and its partners, more than 180 million doses of Sinopharm and Chinese medicine have been delivered to 49 countries and regions. Kexing’s new crown vaccine. Chinese vaccines have played an important role in boosting immunity and saving lives around the world.

Aylward also pointed out at the WHO press conference on the same day that the delivery of the two Chinese vaccines accounted for nearly 20% of the total vaccine delivered through the program.

The COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan is co-led by WHO, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization. It aims to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for all participating countries and economies. Official figures show the program has so far delivered 959 million doses of the vaccine to 144 countries and territories.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference on the same day: At the current rate of vaccine promotion, there are still 109 countries and regions that will not be able to fully vaccinate 70% of their populations by July 2022. And this is The WHO has previously called for all countries to achieve the goal.

Tedros attributed this to the overall global inequality in COVID-19 vaccines and health. Again, he called on countries to effectively share COVID-19 vaccines. “The repeated promotion of booster shots in a few countries will not end a pandemic because billions of people are still completely unprotected,” he said.

In addition, Michael Ryan, executive director of the WHO Health Emergencies Program, said on the 6th when talking about the upcoming Beijing Winter Olympics: The risk of the spread of the new coronavirus will not increase under the current situation, because the preventive measures taken by China have been “very strict. ,powerful”. He does not see any particular additional risk in terms of hosting or operating the Winter Olympics.

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