- Swedish teenage Climate Activist Great Thunberg joins the fight Against the Covid vaccine inequality.
- Greta Thunberg has urged the governments, vaccine developers, and the world to “step up their game” to fight vaccine inequity after the richest countries snatched up most COVID-19 vaccine doses and those in poorer nations have gone lacking.
- As she highlights that the world health organization has announced the 5.2 million total confirmed cases over the latest week and the largest count yet. Noted by the UN health agency.
- The Swedish teen who inspired the Fridays for Future climate change movement chipped in 100,000 euros ($120,000) from her charitable foundation to the WHO Foundation to help purchase COVID-19 vaccines for countries where they are needed especially in poor countries.
- She has said that, estimates 1 in 4 people in high-income countries have received the vaccine so far, while only 1 in 500 in middle- and lower-income countries have received the vaccine.
About 1 in 4 people in high-income countries have received a COVID-19 vaccine, compared with just 1 in more than 500 in low-income countries.
My foundation will donate €100000 to support COVAX to ensure a more equitable global COVID-19 vaccine distribution. #VaccineEquity pic.twitter.com/JKxZC4s8F7
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) April 19, 2021
- Greta Thunberg Claimed that It is completely unethical that high-income countries are now vaccinating young and healthy people if that happens at the expense of people in risk groups and on the front lines in low- and middle-income countries. As she was invited as a guest of Regular WHO briefing.
- She Further Stated that the international Organizations, vaccine Developers, and Different Government shall step up their Game and Should Fight for vaccine Inequality itself.
- WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said new COVID-19 cases rose for an eighth straight week around the globe and deaths have risen for a fifth straight week.
- He said infections among people 25 to 59 are increasing at an alarming rate, possibly as a result of highly contagious variants and increased social mixing among younger adults.
- More than 3 million COVID-19 patients have died in the pandemic and over 141 million have been infected, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University, but experts say both numbers understate the true toll of the pandemic.
- Further, She stated that We All must Step Up for One Another.
- Thus, She Added, We young people may be the ones who are least affected … by the virus in a direct way, she said. Of course, many young people fail to draw that connection.
- However, let’s hope to come back and recover from this Pandemic very soon!