Chief epidemiologist in the United States government, Anthony FauciThis Thursday, he confirmed that “equity” is a very important goal in the global distribution of COVID-19 vaccines So what EE.UU. It is in “negotiations” to contribute more than 80 million dollars, which it announced this week.
Fauci, who said that the world is facing a global problem and therefore must be solved globally, referred to this United State It has a “moral responsibility” to share its production expeditiously Vaccines.
During his participation in the Sixth Western Hemisphere Security Conference organized by Florida International University (FIU), Fauci indicated that the idea is to increase the donations that the US President announced on Monday, Joe Biden.
The president’s chief medical advisor reiterated that the donation includes 60 million vaccines from AstraZenecaWhat or what EE.UU. Don’t use, and its 20 million approved brands that manage it, PfizerAnd the modern s Janssen.
The expert said that while the developed world faces the same challenge United State Regarding the “mistrust” of a certain part of the population with SerumThe developing world faces an even greater challenge.
While EE.UU. Intending to meet the target of 70% of the vaccinated population by 4 July, Independence Day, the epidemiologist was particularly concerned about India’s low vaccination rate, with only 3%, and also with the health crisis in Brazil.
Government Joe Biden Endorsed the assignment of intellectual property rights to Vaccines produced by Johnson & JohnsonAnd the Pfizer s modernThis allows pharmaceutical companies in other countries to duplicate vaccines without violating trade laws.
On the other hand, Fauci explained that the three phases in facing a pandemic such as that Covid-19 They are the judiciary, the judiciary and the control.
In this sense, he explained that historically only smallpox had been eradicated in the world, and that many diseases such as polio had been eradicated.
Set that goal with Covid-19 It is “strict control of this infection,” and its key is “vaccination, vaccination, vaccination.”
Fauci, who said it was fortunate that there were so many “highly effective” vaccines, nonetheless said that we must be careful to claim victory and give in to pressure to abandon the use of masks and spacing, among other measures.
And he called for the abolition of the precautionary measures “gradually”.
On the resistance of some people to the vaccine, for those who want to know how the vaccine works before vaccination, he said that this argument “is history” because “hundreds of millions” have already been applied.
On United StateAbout 160 million people (47.9% of the population) have received at least one dose, of whom more than 125 million (37.8%) have been fully vaccinated, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The United States has reached 33,023,996 confirmed cases of SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus And 587,836 deaths from the disease Covid-19According to an independent count from Johns Hopkins University.
(With information from EFE)
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