The World Health Organization chief called for wealthy countries to stop the use of COVID-19 vaccine boosters while non-wealthy countries try to catch up.
“I understand the concern of all governments to protect their people from the Delta variant. But we cannot accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it,” Tedros added.
High-income countries administered around 50 doses for every 100 people in May, and that number has since doubled, according to WHO. Low-income countries have only been able to administer 1.5 doses for every 100 people, due to lack of supply.
And it’s a sad fact that has mostly to do with greed and stupidity. Greed from companies and leaders who do not want to allow these vaccines to be reproduced by other companies, and stupidity from those who choose not to get vaccinated, thus, forcing vaccines to be tossed because they expired.
The bottom line is that there has not been much of any world cooperation in tamping down the spread of COVID-19. It doesn’t help when countries like the United States push sanctions on countries like Cuba and Venezuela that curtail vaccine development and production (as well as daily sustenance) for the sole purpose of regime change. The US makes it very clear with whom they like to work and it’s never leaders who want to actually provide for their people through “socialistic” means. They prefer doing an “aid package” in exchange for complete loyalty and unfettered access to their natural resources.
But to put the blame on “healthy people” getting a booster is a far reach by WHO. At least in America, half the country has some sort of comorbidity that could be enhanced by a breakthrough case. Another portion is immune compromised in one way or another and they are always in danger.
Just in the last few weeks, the CDC decided to “consider” if boosters are needed. But it’s good to know that another 200 million doses were ordered for children and boosters. At this point, people with medical issues must do their own leg work and find a booster themselves.
That said, there is a lot wrong with the world, and most of it begins with foreign policy imposed by the US and backed up by their nation-minions. Unfortunately, foreign policy doesn’t change no matter which party is in charge as long as their pockets are filled with defense contractor cash.
The boosters must continue to be a priority.