US Refuse to come with Covax the Global Access Facility for corona vaccine-led by WHO. The US has refused to come up with a global conglomerate aimed at rapidly preparing, producing, corona virus vaccine. The Global Access Facility (Covax), co-led by the World Health Organization. And this is set up so that different countries can connect with each other about the corona vaccine and everyone gets the vaccine quickly.
US Refuse to come with Covax the Global Access Facility for corona vaccine-led by WHO
The US has said that it will not be a part of covax because it is co-led by the World Health Organization. However, the World Health Organization, together with Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations and Gavi, has formed covax. A deadline of 31 August was set to join covax.
Last month, the WHO said that 170 countries are discussing how to join covax. One of the aims of covax is that once the vaccine is ready. It can be distributed equally among different countries.
Let us know that America alone is working fast on preparing the vaccine. At the same time, a spokesman of the US Rashtrapati Bhavan said, “America will work with its international partners to defeat Corona. But will not be part of the corrupt World Health Organization and the organization working under the influence of China.”
US announced to separate itself from the WHO and US Refuse to come
In May, the US announced to separate itself from the WHO and then banned funding. Earlier, the US used to give the most funds to the WHO. At the same time, health experts have expressed concern over the US decision not to join covax.
Experts say that America is preparing the vaccine alone and is motivating other countries to do the same. But in such a situation there can be hoarding of the vaccine. And the vaccine can be expensive. The WHO also says that the vaccine is threatened by nationalism because the corona epidemic will become more severe.
Suri Moon, co-director of the Global Health Center at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, said that America’s lack of inclusion in covax has really shocked the global effort to secure the vaccine. He said that in the midst of a pandemic, a country’s attitude towards vaccine will not only affect the health of the common people. But will also have political consequences.
US has set itself a target of producing 30 million vaccine doses by January 2021. Elections are due in the US in November and President Donald Trump has indicated to launch the vaccine by the day of the election. However, experts are concerned that more time is needed for testing and approval of the vaccine.