Friday, January 28

Covid-19. Until poor countries are vaccinated, the pandemic will continue

“The rich countries are offering 3rd doses, while more than 3.5 billion people are waiting for a first dose. If we do not vaccinate the whole world, it will be impossible to protect any country whatsoever from the new variants, existing and future “, affirm Madhukar Pai and Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija, doctors, in an open letter.

Scientists and doctors have been asserting it since the start of the pandemic: as long as we do not vaccinate en masse, the virus can circulate without encountering any brakes (antibodies), continue to mutate, be transmitted and thus become uncontrollable. Omicron is proof of this.

A flagrant inequality between rich and poor countries

To date, it is estimated that more than 5 million people have died from Covid-19, “but the actual mortality is certainly three times more …

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