Cases of infection are increasing worldwide since the new variant of the coronavirus, Omicron, appeared. In the country too, in the last 24 hours, 1,94,720 lakh new cases of Covid have been reported and the rate of infection has gone up to 11.05 percent. At the same time, if we talk about Omicron, then 4868 cases have been reported in the country. Amid a new wave of corona epidemic, the World Health Organization has once again emphasized reaching the vaccine to all the countries of the world.
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday that it is possible to end this epidemic, but for this, some tough steps will have to be taken. WHO Chief Tedros Adhanom said, “Of course, COVID can be defeated, but all governments and vaccine producers around the world have to assure 2 things. First, countries where the vaccine is not reaching but the corona There is a risk of increasing the supply of vaccines in those countries, and second that the resources needed to deliver the vaccine to people will be adequately supplied. We are nowhere safe unless everyone is safe.
The WHO chief also said in his final address for 2021, “No country is spared from this pandemic. We have many new tools to prevent and treat COVID-19. Vaccine inequality (many small or poor countries) The longer the vaccine continues, the greater the risk of developing this virus, which we cannot prevent. If we end vaccine inequality, we will end the pandemic as well.”
In some small and poor countries, vaccination is not being done as well as vaccination is being done in rich countries.
Worldwide 70% vaccination target
The WHO chief further said that “COVID-19 has entered the third year of the pandemic, if we all fight together then I believe that this will be the year when we all end this epidemic. Further added that ” All countries need to work together to reach the global goal of immunizing 70% of people in all countries by the middle of 2022.”
Concern was expressed over vaccine disparity
The WHO chief has been emphasizing the importance of the vaccine and adequate resources since 2022. He reiterated this point and said that ‘world leaders should come together to end vaccine disparity because due to lack of vaccine in many countries, a large population of the country has not been vaccinated, but in some rich countries. Has started giving its booster dose too.
At the same time, last week too, the WHO chief said about vaccine equality that ‘if we fail to share the vaccine properly, then new variants of the virus will keep coming and destroying us.’