The National Government echoes the complaints formalized this Wednesday by the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres, about an inequality in the distribution of vaccines against the covid-19 pandemic.
Such assertion was made by the vice president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, who affirmed that to combat the coronavirus, joint actions are required, referring to the approach of the United Nations (UN) to generate a great agreement or a convention for the treatment of future pandemics against humanity.
Rodríguez emphasized that the world is facing a health problem that needs to be cared for globally and not individually. “It is important that the countries agree, no island will be able to combat Covid-19, because we are interconnected. This is a problem that must be addressed globally. Today is World Health Day and we echo the denunciations of the Secretary General of the United Nations, António Guterres about the inequality that is prevailing in the treatment of the pandemic, about the gross inequity and inequality, when only one country rich have access to vaccines ”.
The Executive Vice President said that we cannot repeat in the country the same model of rich countries, where only those who have the money to pay for them have access to the vaccine. "Venezuela participates in the model of universal and free access to health and this is what it will do with the vaccination process, guaranteeing massive access to our people, thanks to strategic alliances with China and Russia."
It should be noted that within the framework of World Health Day, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, described the inequalities and injustices in health systems globally as "immoral and dangerous to our health."
Next, he thanked the COVAX initiative, since thanks to this plan countries that did not have access to vaccines, have begun to receive them, highlighting that worldwide, the vast majority of vaccine doses are administered by rich countries.
Finally, Guterres urged all nations "to work together, side by side for a healthy and equitable world."