WHO says safety comes first after more than 170 nations join the Covid 19 vaccine project


The World Health Organization says more than 170 countries around the world have joined its global plan for a fair distribution of vaccines, but warns that the race to develop shots could raise public safety concerns.

WHO says safety comes first after more than 170 nations join the Covid 19 vaccine project


A vaccine trial in the UK was suspended’ earlier this month after a partner contracted the disease, while Russia has rejected warnings from Western experts against the early use of its vaccine candidate.

The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a pre-recorded commentary when he spoke about the rapid development of vaccines.

"We cannot risk an effective vaccine for COVID-19 that people deny because it is unsafe."

Ahead of Friday's deadline for its COVAX vaccine facility, Tedros said more than 170 countries have joined that have "access to the portfolio of the world's largest vaccine candidates."

The WHO had earlier said that 92 low-income countries were seeking assistance through the scheme, and about 80 high-income countries had expressed interest, but some still had their intentions up to the deadline. Had to be’ verified.

The WHO and the GAVI Vaccine Alliance are leading the CovAX scheme, which aims to receive and supply 2 billion doses of approved vaccines by the end of 2021.

But some countries, including the United States, which have secured their supplies through bilateral deals, have said they will not join the quacks.

"The first approved vaccine may not be the best," Tedros added during a webinar hosted by the National University of Singapore. "The more shots we have on purpose, the more likely we are to get a safer, more effective shot."


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