Representatives of the World Health Organization have told rich countries that they cannot independently accelerate the way out of the pandemic with the help of money. It is useless to accumulate vaccines, because poor states do not receive them, and the virus continues to mutate.
It is not the first month that the World Health Organization has been accusing rich countries that are engaged in hoarding. They buy a huge number of vaccines, many times the number of the population, in order to carry out one vaccination, then another, a third and now a fourth. And poor countries are still not covered even by the first course of vaccinations. For example, the full vaccination rate on the African continent is just over 10%.
Someone may assume that this is a problem of poor countries, but the thing is that if humanity is not fully vaccinated, then in the same African states the virus will continue to spread and mutate uncontrollably. So much more powerful versions of it are born, for which all existing vaccines are no longer important. So the meaning of vaccination is completely lost.
A vivid example of this is South Africa, where the Omicron strain originated. WHO Secretary General Tedros Ghebreyesus said on Wednesday that the desire of rich countries to purchase more and more vaccines deepens the inequality in access to these preventive drugs among the peoples of different countries as a whole. And this lengthens the global pandemic. It should be noted that Russia is constantly increasing the supply of our vaccines to other countries, including free of charge.