Bill Gates has again requested that rich countries share vaccines against the Coronavirus, otherwise “more people will die”

Microsoft Corporation, Bill Gates. (Jenna Moon / The New York Times)

On Friday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates asked countries to share vaccines against the Coronavirus with the most disadvantaged groups because, if not, “more people will die.”, In a speech delivered at the opening of the G20 health roughly curated from Rome.

“We have been a pandemic for a year and have achieved incredible scientific achievements, such as the speed of the vaccine, but the current task is for everyone to benefit from it.”The philanthropist said.

Although many countries have made “generous donations” of vaccines, diagnostic and treatment systems, he says “This is not enough” to control Covid-19 disease Because even though the United States and the European Union already see the light at the end of the tunnel, Other countries are currently seeing a rise in infections.

REUTERS / Kay Pfaffenbach
REUTERS / Kay Pfaffenbach

We must ensure more equal access to vaccinations. More than 80% of the first billion doses went to prosperous countries. If we don’t close that huge hole, more people will die. “, Gates warned, a recurring critique of pandemic deniers.

Now on you “Sharing dollars and doses” And it is time for you to be the most advanced country “Bold and Responsible” to improve science and researchAnd “Better prepare for the next health crisis.”

The G20 health ministers meet this Friday practically under the rotating presidency of Italy Analysis of the coronavirus pandemic experiment And the pursuit of policies that prevent future crises and mitigate the consequences of the current crisis.

European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, and Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, at the opening of the G20 on health in Rome.  EFE / EPA / RICCARDO ANTIMIANI
European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen, and Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi, at the opening of the G20 on health in Rome. EFE / EPA / RICCARDO ANTIMIANI

The summit, with politicians, scholars and advocates of civil society, is coordinated from Rome by the Italian Prime Minister, Mario DraghiAnd by the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der LeyenForum organizers.

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Inaugurated by the chief executive of the G20 health community announcing this The European Union plans to donate at least 100 million doses of the vaccine by the end of the year to poor countries.

(With information from EFE)

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