South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday that rich countries are hoarding a vaccine to protect against Corona virus infection. The President said, “Rich countries of the world have taken large quantities of vaccine supplements from producers and some countries have taken up to four times more vaccines than their population needs.”
The President said, “No country with a population of four crores needs 12 crores or 16 crores doses of vaccine.” Ramaphosa said at the World Economic Forum Davos Dialogue, “We want to say that release the extra amount of vaccine you have collected.” He said that if some countries are vaccinating their people and are unable to do anything, then we are not all safe.
Corona cases are increasing rapidly in South Africa
Ramaphosa praised the establishment of the ‘Kovacs’ Foundation by the World Health Organization. He said that this would allow uniform distribution of the vaccine. At the same time, the Health Department of South Africa has approved the use of the emergency serum of India’s Serum Institute. The Serum Institute will supply 1.5 million doses of Covishield to South Africa in a few days, which will be applied to health workers. More than 1.4 million cases of corona have been reported in South Africa, while 40 thousand people have lost their lives. On an average, 12 thousand new cases are being filed here every day.
South African scientists made important disclosures
Scientists in the government of South Africa have revealed that the vaccine-preventive vaccine will need to be redesigned against a new variety that has spread rapidly in South Africa, while formerly Kovid-19 victims may not be protected against infection. According to the report, new mutations 501Y.v2 or B1351 variants make the antibodies present in donated blood plasma of Kovid-19 patients sufficiently resistant. Research suggests that people who have already recovered from Kovid-19 are more likely to be infected a second time, and the vaccine being applied worldwide may be less effective.
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