The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday called on rich countries to reconsider plans to vaccinate children against COVID-19 and instead donate vaccines to the COVAX program in poor countries.
WHO Director-General Tedros Adanom Gebreyesus also said that the second year of the pandemic is more deadly than the first year, and India in particular has attracted great attention.
He said at a virtual conference in Geneva: “I understand why some countries want to vaccinate their children and adolescents, but now I urge them to reconsider and donate vaccines to COVAX.”
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) called for an alert on the rapid spread of the coronavirus in the country on Friday. The official number of infections in the country has exceeded 24 million, and more than 4,000 people have died on the third consecutive day.
According to Reuters, more than 167.1 million people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus and 3,477,379 people have died.