COVID-19: Misinformation fuelling vaccine hesitancy around the world- UN chief warns
“Many pin their hopes on a vaccine, but let’s be clear – there is no panacea in a pandemic”.
“A vaccine alone cannot solve this crisis; certainly not in the near term,” he told newsmen.
As of Wednesday afternoon, there were no fewer than 29.4 million confirmed cases, including 931,321 deaths, according to the World Health Organisation.
Guterres recommended massive expansion of “new and existing tools that can respond to new cases and provide vital treatment to suppress transmission and save lives, especially over the next 12 months.
“But starting now, a vaccine must be seen as a global public good because COVID-19 respects no borders”.
“We need a vaccine to be affordable and available to all. A people’s vaccine. That means a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator and its COVAX Facility.”