Cuba defends equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

Cuba defends equitable distribution of Covid-19 vaccines

Havana, Feb 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez today urged for an equitable and solidarity-based distribution of vaccines against Covid-19 to protect the poor and most vulnerable.

On his official Twitter account, the foreign minister highlighted how, while 10 developed countries monopolize three quarters of the doses produced to prevent the disease, many developing nations will not have access to immunization until late 2022.

‘The world needs equitable and solidarity-based distribution,’ he insisted.

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus acknowledged that poor countries are most affected by inequity in access to anti-Covid-19 drugs.

‘We now face the real danger that while vaccines bring hope to some, they become one more brick in the wall of inequality between those who have resources and those who do not,’ he emphasized.

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, recently warned that more than 130 countries have not received a single dose of these medicines, while 75 percent of the immunizations applied occupy only ten nations, all of them developed.

Cuba is making progress today in four vaccine candidates against the health emergency: Soberana 01, and Soberana 02, from the Finlay Vaccine Institute; and Abdala and Mambisa, from the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology.

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