- Pope Francis said on Friday that the “most vulnerable and most in need” people should receive the coronavirus vaccine first.
- He said: “I ask everyone, including government leaders, companies, and international organizations, to promote cooperation rather than competition, and seek solutions for everyone: provide vaccines for everyone, especially for the most vulnerable and vulnerable of all regions on the planet. Those who need it most provide vaccines.” His annual Christmas speech. “Before everyone else: the most vulnerable and the most in need!”
- Rich countries have been buying most of the available supplies of coronavirus vaccines, while poor countries are scrambling to purchase them.
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In his Christmas speech on Friday, Pope Francis urged the rich to step back and let the “most vulnerable and most in need” people receive the coronavirus vaccine first.
In his speech, the Vatican said that he said: “I cannot allow myself to be ahead of others and let market law and patent law take precedence over love law and human health law.”
He added: “I ask everyone, including government leaders, companies, and international organizations, to promote cooperation rather than competition, and seek solutions for everyone: for everyone, especially for the most vulnerable and most vulnerable of all regions on the planet. Provide vaccines to those who need it.” “Before everyone else: the most vulnerable and the most in need!”
His remarks preceded reports that rich countries purchased most of the available coronavirus vaccine supplies. Business Insider’s Sinéad Baker reports that richer countries are “competing to supply.”
These rich countries have purchased enough vaccines to enable their residents to get more vaccine than needed for immunization. On the other hand, other countries are trying to immunize enough of their populations to contain this virus. According to estimates by the World Health Organization, if this trend continues, these struggling countries may have to wait several years to achieve mass vaccination.
According to the latest data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the global coronavirus has infected more than 79 million people. The United States has the highest number of confirmed coronavirus cases, with at least 18.6 million.
In his speech, the pope emphasized his belief that anyone who needs this vaccine can use it.
He said: “Today, at this moment of darkness and uncertainty of the pandemic, there are various lights of hope, such as the discovery of vaccines. But for these lights to illuminate and bring hope to all, it is necessary Open to everyone.”.
Pope Francis also said that he hopes that the holiday will encourage people to “generate, support and help people, especially for those who are vulnerable, sick, unemployed or in trouble and women suffering due to the economic impact of the flu pandemic.” Domestic violence occurred during the months of lockdown. “
He continued: “Faced with the challenge of borderless, we cannot build a wall. We are all in the same boat.” “Everyone is my brother or sister.
The Pope’s Christmas speech is usually given to thousands of people gathered in St. Peter’s Square.