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UN Recommend COVAX

Stephane Dujarric brief correspondents (virtually) on 8 February 2021 from UN (Virtual photo image by Erol Avdovic, WebPublicaPress)

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COVAX global effort people around the world to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (Courtesy illustration for education only)

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Vaccine Pfizer-Bio-N-Tech (TV image France 24 - for education only / E. Avdovic 2021)

Vaccine Pfizer-Bio-N-Tech (TV image France 24 – for education only / E. Avdovic 2021)

WebPublicaPress (UNITED NATIONS) – New York – Regardless of the fact that a global vaccination campaign against COVID-19 is being conducted just to convince people to agree to be vaccinated, in some countries – even if their citizens want to, they cannot receive vaccines because they do not yet arrived. Some may wait not the middle of this summer, as authorities promise, but much longer.

It is the same with the countries of the Western Balkans – or the six former republics of Ex-Yugoslavia, where only Serbia has done well so far, because it procured Russian and Chinese and Western vaccines, and all other countries are late without a clear explanation and precise announcement of when vaccines will be to arrive.

 

The UN observes but helplessly

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina is among the few European countries yet to begin a vaccination campaign, despite having one of the highest death rates from COVID-19, with 4,650 casualties to about 3.5 million inhabitants so far.

The chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milorad Dodik said that he and two other members of the state presidency were “literally deceived that they would be supplied through the COVAX system”, Bosnian media has reported.

COVAX is formally known as The COVID-19 Vaccines Global Access Facility.

According the World Health Organization (WHO) COVAX is ”co-led by Gavi, the Coalition for

World Health Organization - WHO (UN logo)

World Health Organization – WHO (UN logo)

Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) and WHO. Its aim is to accelerate the development and manufacture of COVID-19 vaccines, and to guarantee fair and equitable access for every country in the world.”

And since UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres so many times talked about importance all countries – UN member states need to have equal access to vaccination WebPublicPress asked UN spokesperson in New York what the UN do on the ground with the UN teams, especially in the Western Balkans, where all five out of six countries are waiting or are late with the vaccines?

 

UN urge member states to work with COVAX

 

Stephane Dujarric the chief spokesman for Mr. Guterres said the UN teams on the ground “stand ready to work with governments and to help them access COVAX once they have vaccines to ensure the distribution and the fair distribution and all the support they need.”

“So, we remain the availability of any member state to help them, including in the Western Balkans,” Dujarric affirmed.

Asked specifically about the COVAX being late and delayed with their distribution, especially in within (South-Eastern) Europe and the rest of European Union, with many countries from the Western Balkans complaining about that – Dujarric hinted there is little chance that UN can do more for now.

Stephane Dujarric brief correspondents (virtually) on 8 February 2021 from UN (Virtual photo image by Erol Avdovic, WebPublicaPress)

Stephane Dujarric brief correspondents (virtually) on 8 February 2021 from UN (Virtual photo image by Erol Avdovic, WebPublicaPress)

“The European Union and countries who have been associated or working in partnership with the European Union, I think, need to work out the kinks that exist. We are there to support in any way we can,” he said.

In a meantime, Bosnia and Herzegovina is still waiting for 1.2 million vaccine doses, and official Sarajevo has learned that delivery will begin in mid-February. 23,500 doses of Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine are now expected in the first shipment, followed by between 153,600 and 259,200 doses of AstraZenecina.

 

Appeals rather then plans

 

Asked about Duke Global Health Center in North Carolina study that predicts, many people in low-income countries might have to wait until 2023 or 2024 to get their vaccine and how the UN Secretary General can address that when he appeals to lessen inequality in that field, Dujarric urged all member states “to support the COVAX Facility or any other way to get vaccines to poorer countries or least developed or developing or middle ‑ income countries.”

“This study from Duke is just yet another study that underscores the risk of a grow… of a yawning

Duke University Global Health Center in North Carolina (Photo for education only)

Duke University Global Health Center in North Carolina (Photo for education only)

gap of vaccine access between the haves and the have ‑ nots.,” he said.

“And it is in no one’s interest, whether it’s on moral grounds, where we think, obviously, everybody should have a vaccine, but it is not in the enlightened self ‑ interest of the haves to exclude the have ‑ nots from the vaccine.”

Unfortunately, this time too, the UN is just lamenting more than it has a concrete plan on how this organization, without waiting for action or initiative from the world’s major centers – words or to alleviate this gap between the global north and south.

Edited and commented by E. Avdo  

 

 

 

 

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