Kovacs says poor countries need an additional $ 2 billion in funding by June

Kovacs says it has delivered a million vaccines in 12 countries.

The Covacs Global Vaccine Distribution Program said Thursday that an additional ० 2.0 billion is needed in early June to encourage coronavirus inoculation programs in low-income countries.

“We need an additional २ 2 billion to raise coverage … up to about 300 percent, and we need to lock in supplies by June 2 to deliver the doze by 2021 and early 2022,” said the organizers of the plant – which includes the World Health Organization and the Gavi Alliance. – Said in a press release.

“If world leaders rallied together, the original Covax objective – delivering 20 million vaccines globally by 2021, and 1.8 billion doses of income by early 2022 – to low-income economies – is not yet well accessible,” the statement said.

“But it requires governments and the private sector to immediately unlock new sources of food that are starting to be delivered, and provide grants so we can distribute.”

Covax said it had delivered 700 million doses of vaccine to 12 of the 12 countries, but at the end of June there was a shortfall of 190 190 million because “supply of Covax was severely affected in the second quarter of this year … (from) a terrible virus outbreak in India”.

Even before the serum institute of India became a victim of the colonovirus epidemic. It is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, producing billions of doses.

Despite organizers warning that Kovacs will be available in large quantities over the next year through agreements with several producers, “immediate short-term results could be catastrophic if we do not address the current problem,” organizers warned.

Kovacs has so far welcomed the commitment of countries such as France, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, New Zealand and the United Arab Emirates to provide the vaccine.

The United States has pledged to supply about 100 million doses – the largest single donation from a single country – but so far it has not said how the job will be distributed or which countries will provide them.

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