COVID-19 (coronavirus): Ensuring fair global allocation of vaccines
International Hospital Federation - IHF
| 5 months ago
Providing fair and equal access to a future COVID-19 (coronavirus) vaccine is the right thing to do
The COVID-19 pandemic is unlike any other global health crisis and the most challenging the world has faced since the Second World War. Spreading across 200 countries and territories, the virus has infected more than 2.5 million people, killing over 170,000 and forcing countries into economic crisis as well. It has destabilized the global economy, exposed the weakness of health systems, and upended the lives of billions around the globe. Our own estimates indicate that at least 50 million people will fall into extreme poverty as a result of it.