More than 100 politicians have called for the release of the COVID-19 vaccine
Over 100 politicians, scientists, cultural figures and community leaders have signed a request to recognize the COVID-19 vaccine as a “global universal good” and make it public.
As Deutsche Welle writes, the appeal was published on Sunday June 28 at the initiative of the Bangladesh Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus Center.
The objective of this initiative is to make vaccines widely available worldwide. The call indicates that the effectiveness of vaccination will depend, including the possibility for residents of all countries to receive it. Therefore, the signatories urge governments, foundations, philanthropists and businesses to produce and distribute the vaccine free of charge, demonstrating “the collective responsibility to protect all vulnerable people”.
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The coronavirus vaccine is still under development and testing. The initiative’s website indicates that the estimated time to receive the finished product is approximately 18 months or less, which will be an all-time high.
The appeal was signed by 17 Nobel laureates, including Lech Walesa, Mikhail Gorbachov, Malala Yusafzai and Nadia Murad; 20 former presidents, including Alexander Kwasniewski and Romano Prodi; as well as 15 former prime ministers, including Gordon Brown and Eka Tkeshelashvili.
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Reminder: a coronavirus vaccine, which can cause COVID-19 lung disease, is still under development and testing. The initiative’s website indicates that the estimated time to receive the finished product is approximately 18 months or less, which will be an all-time high.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru