POSTED June 15, 2021
G7 COVID-19 vaccine plan is helpful, but is it enough?
Find out why it’s causing concern in the development community
The Group of Seven’s (G7) promise to provide one-billion COVID-19 vaccines has been met with concern from the international development community as the global effort to get more support for vulnerable countries continues.
“This is a big help, but we need more, and we need them faster,” Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus,
The World Health Organization’s director-general said in a news conference Monday. He noted that 10,000 people are still dying daily from the disease and more critically ill patients are dying in Africa, reports Thomson Reuters Foundation News.
Meanwhile, developing countries need five to six billion shots and help with distribution, according to reports from The World Economic Forum.
Children Believe is joining to help governments and agencies roll out vaccination plans in the countries where we work. We’re also continuing to talk to children and families about how to keep safe, we’re distributing personal protective equipment, thermometers, oximeters to monitor oxygen saturation as well as handing out dry food rations to the most vulnerable.
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