Reuters. – The world’s Covid-19 vaccination must be accelerated to defeat mutations and The United States is considering how it can do more to helpUS Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said Thursday.
“If everyone does not do more, The world will not be vaccinated until 2024. We can speed it up and get it doneBlinkin said in an interview with MSNBC during a visit to Ukraine.
The United States has pledged to start sharing up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca Plc vaccine Along with other countries, President Joe Biden on Wednesday supported the waiver of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines.
“We’re looking at other things as well, but the main thing is we have to speed it up,” Blinken said. “Neither of us will be completely safe until … as many people as possible are vaccinated.”
He described the patent exemption as “a possible way to increase the manufacture and access to vaccines.” The US decision paves the way for months-long negotiations at the World Trade Organization In order to develop a specific plan.
This comes amid a devastating outbreak in India, which accounts for 46% of new Covid-19 cases Recorded worldwide last week, and indications that the outbreak is spreading to Nepal, Sri Lanka and other neighboring countries.
“If it mutates with a new variant, it might come back here and hit us even after people have been inoculated, so we have to get ahead of ourselves and it has to be all over the world,” Blinken said. (Michelle Nichols information; edited by David Gregorio, translated by Thomas Cobos)