The head of the World Health Organization has criticised inequalities in the global coronavirus vaccine rollout, saying it was “not right” that younger adults in wealthy countries were getting vaccinated before older people or healthcare workers in poorer countries.
- Dr Tedros said one poor country had received just 25 vaccine doses
- Over 39 million doses have been administered in nearly 50 richer nations
- He accused drug makers of prioritising vaccine approvals in wealthy countries
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus also hit out at the profiteering of drug companies, accusing vaccine makers of targeting locations where “profits are highest.”
Dr Tedros kicked off the WHO’s week-long executive board meeting — which is…