Biden urged to prepare for the next pandemic / GORDON

According to him, it is necessary to act immediately to achieve acceleration of vaccination against coronavirus in the world.

“Will we work together to save lives, to fight COVID-19 everywhere, and to take the necessary steps to prepare for the next pandemic as it arrives, or will we not be able to use all the tools at our disposal as new and more infectious dangerous strains [COVID-19]”- said Biden.

Session The UN General Assembly in 2021 opened on September 14, it says on the assembly website. The general debate of the UNGA will be held from 21st to 27th September.

Context:

An outbreak of coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020 World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of coronavirus a pandemic.

Mass vaccination against coronavirus infection in the world began at the end of 2020.

As of September 21, more than 5.98 billion vaccinations against COVID-19 have been made in the world, which is enough to fully vaccinate 38.9% of the world’s population. This is evidenced by the agency’s data Bloomberg… Immunization started in 184 countries.

The leader in the number of doses administered is mainland China (2.17 billion doses, 72.3% of the population are fully vaccinated). The highest percentage of fully vaccinated population is in the Maldives (97.1%).

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