As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise globally, Dr. Mike Ryan, director of the World Health Organization̵
Ryan said in a question-and-answer session on Wednesday: “There are people in need, and people who need vaccines will not get vaccines unless they get better sharing.”
He said that 28 million doses of vaccine have been vaccinated in the 36 days since each country started vaccinating. According to Ryan, only one of the 46 countries currently being vaccinated is a low-income country.
Ryan said: “We really have to consider this from a fairness perspective.”
Ryan added that in the past week, there were 5 million new Covid-19 cases and 85,000 deaths related to the virus worldwide.
Ryan said: “Basically, all regions except Southeast Asia are showing a growth trend.” He emphasized that the Americas still accounted for half of all new cases and 45% of global deaths.
Ryan said: “We have seen the perfect storm of this season. The cold, people go in, the increase in social interaction and a variety of factors have jointly promoted the spread in many countries.”
He added: “When we talk about tolerance, friendliness and unity, it’s interesting. They may be the most powerful countermeasures we currently have.” “You must have the attitude that this disease will end in me.”