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UN: US Vaccine ‘Hoarding” Endangers Africa. Africa: We Don’t Want Vaccine

UN: US Vaccine ‘Hoarding” Endangers Africa. Africa: We Don’t Want Vaccine
By Daniel Greenfield

The United Nations is an extremely expensive proposition. But it’s also the world’s best obscure comedy routine. If you want to know what is going on or predict what will happen, just look at a UN statement and assume the opposite

The UN, assorted non-profit activists, and the media have been accusing the United States of “vaccine hoarding”. By that they mean that the Trump administration struck a deal to reserve vaccine doses for Americans and prevent them from being redistributed around the world.

Here’s the UN’s WHO, which is a great tool for covering up Chinese Communist crimes, not so much for helping anyone’s health, claiming that Africa is being endangered by those evil rich countries “hoarding” vaccine.

“We first, not me first, is the only way to end the pandemic. Vaccine hoarding will only prolong the ordeal and delay Africa’s recovery. It is deeply unjust that the most vulnerable Africans are forced to wait for vaccines while lower-risk groups in rich countries are made safe”, said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa.

“Health workers and vulnerable people in Africa need urgent access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines.”

An international coalition known as the COVAX Facility was established to ensure all countries will have equal access to any vaccines against the new coronavirus disease.

How did that work out? About as well as vaccine equity in America. The vaccine doses are going unused and being thrown out.

With growing community transmission and high average mortality rates from the coronavirus in Malawi, there was widespread concern among the country’s health care advocates this week when the authorities announced that they would throw away 16,000 vaccine doses that had expired.

They were part of a total of 512,000 AstraZeneca vaccine doses that the landlocked southeast African nation had received from India, the African Union and Covax, the global initiative to procure and distribute vaccines.

When the first vaccine doses arrived in Kenya in early March, there was widespread hesitancy to receive them, even among doctors, according to Dr. Chibanzi Mwachonda, the secretary-general of the Kenyan medical workers’ union. The government turned to administering the doses to nonessential workers to avoid wasting them.

Like Malawi, South Sudan saw 59,000 unused doses expire this month.

People have a right to make their own decisions about the vaccine. And this campaign to accuse countries and people of racism for not pursuing ‘equity’ when the objection is on the receiving end is the same dishonest equity garbage.

You can’t ‘equalize’ outcomes when people don’t want the same things you want.

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