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Rich countries did not keep their promises to get a vaccine against Kovid-19


Headquartered in The Hague, Netherlands Oxfam Novib In his report titled “A dose of reality” he published, he drew attention to the inequality in access to vaccines in the world.

In the report, it was stated that rich countries and pharmaceutical companies did not keep their promises about supplying vaccines to poor countries, and it was stated that only 14 percent of the vaccine that needed to reach poor countries was sent.

The report also included the assessment that vaccine companies delivered only 12 percent of the vaccines that were required to be delivered to poor countries within the scope of the Covid-19 Vaccines Global Access Program (COVAX).

While it was stated that countries such as Canada and England received the vaccines in the COVAX program, it was pointed out that these countries did not share the vaccines that were more than their needs with the poor countries.

While 1.8 billion doses of vaccine should be delivered to poor countries within the scope of COVAX, only 261 million doses of vaccine have been delivered to date, according to the report.

In the report, it was emphasized that vaccine companies prefer to sell primarily to high-income countries.

Referring to the inequality in access to vaccines, Oxfam Novib Policy Adviser Ben van Gils said in his statement on the report, “While rich countries make third doses of vaccines, in most poor countries less than 1 percent complete two doses.” used the phrase.

It was reminded in the report that the request of more than one hundred countries, especially India and South Africa, to waive their patent rights from vaccine manufacturers was rejected by the European Union, Germany and the Netherlands.

In the report, the removal of intellectual and industrial rights in vaccines was shown as the only way to accelerate Covid-19 vaccinations and ensure justice in vaccination.

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