Western Nations are ignoring a call by the who to stop offering Covid19 booster shots so the doses can be distributed to poorer nations.
France says, it will give boosters to the elderly and vulnerable from next month the U.S has already said it won’t abide by the who’s call if they feel that it’s a false choice and that they can do both they announced just yesterday that they hit an important milestone of over 110 million vaccines donated to the world that is more than any other country has.
The richer wants countries to put boosters on hold for two months it says this will give poorer countries some time to get their hands on the limited global supply of vaccines the health agency wants 10 of every country vaccinated by then but widening inequality may hinder that goal originations have scooped up more than 80 percent of doses although they make up less than half of the world’s population.
The concern of all governments to protect their people from the delta variant but they cannot and they should not accept countries that have already used most of the global supply of vaccines using even more of it while the world’s most vulnerable people remain unprotected and they continue to put strain on vaccines.
Now going into third fourth doses or whatever in areas that already have high coverage they just will not be able to catch up infectious disease.
The world needs to help poorer countries get vaccinated there may be groups of people who do need a booster shot so in france they’re giving a third dose to people with low immune systems because by virtue of their low immune systems they may not be able to get a very good immune response to the vaccines.
at the moment it’s not necessarily clear that otherwise healthy people need to have the third shot the other important thing about the rest of the world at the moment a continent of 1.2 billion people where only around one or two percent of the population have been fully vaccinated and delta is running in some regions.