[국제]WHO at their own vaccine feast: “COVID-19 is far from over”

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While US President Joe Biden celebrated the achievements of his people’s vaccinations, South Africa’s president complained that he could no longer wait for a vaccine.

As the gap in vaccination rates between developed and low-income countries continues to widen, the WHO warns that COVID-19 will not end unless 70% of the world’s population is vaccinated.

Reporter Lee Yeo-jin reports.

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[조 바이든 / 미국 대통령 : 미국인 1억6천5백만 명이 최소 1회 백신을 접종했습니다. 현재 미국 성인의 51%는 완전히 백신 접종을 마쳤습니다.]

While President Biden boasted of America’s COVID-19 vaccination achievements and encouraged his people to vaccinate, South Africa’s president complained that he could no longer wait for a vaccine.

[시릴 라마포사 / 남아프리카공화국 대통령 : 우리는 백신을 받기 위해 줄 서서 기다리고 있고 기다리는 데 지쳤습니다. 우리는 줄 맨 앞에 서고 싶으며 지금 바로 그렇게 돼야만 합니다.]

Looking at the world map showing the vaccination rate per capita, unlike some advanced countries such as the United States and the United Kingdom, which have high vaccination rates, most low-income countries including Africa have low vaccination rates and are close to white.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that COVID-19 will not be over until at least 70% of the population has been vaccinated.

As of May 12, only 0.3% of the world’s vaccine supply went to low-income countries.

[테워드로스 아드하놈 거브러여수스/ WHO 사무총장 : 코로나19를 종식하기 위해서는 백신에 대한 공평한 접근이 필수적이라는 광범위한 합의가 이번 주 있었습니다. 코로나19는 끝나려면 멀었습니다.]

The UN Secretary-General said that he saw the anger of low-income countries that were marginalized in the sweeping up of vaccines by wealthy countries and feared that it would affect international relations in the future.

[안토니우 구테흐스 / UN 사무총장 : 사람들은 일부 부유한 나라에서 대다수가 백신 접종을 끝냈다는 것을 알 때 어떻게 그들만 뒤처질 수 있는지 이해하지 못합니다. 그리고 이런 분노는 미래 국제관계에 매우 위험하게 작용할 수 있습니다.]

There is a shortage of vaccines in low-income countries, so vaccines are left behind, and their own feast, which offers prizes including lottery tickets and apartments to induce vaccination, is holding back the end of Corona 19.

YTN Lee Yeo-jin[[email protected]]is.

[저작권자(c) YTN & YTN plus 무단전재 및 재배포 금지]

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