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COVID-19 vaccine scheme for world's poorest pushes for delivery slowdown

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By Jennifer Rigby and Francesco Guarascio

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As the article states explicitly, there is a global over-supply of vaccines. The article does not go into the details of why that is. In countries with poor or non-existent health services, there are almost certainly logistical problems with getting vaccines delivered, stored and into people’s arms. If there is some hesitancy among some people, it may well be because of the never-ending parade of rumour and disinformation fed daily into populations all over the world, or it may be just plain ignorance of the facts. Many communities in many countries don’t have the opportunity to access a wide variety of information or educational sources. The same can’t be said for those in more developed nations who wilfully choose to believe only in antisocial lies and disinformation and further, to spread it at every opportunity.

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People are refusing in the billions.

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So now you are saying the WHO is correct in advising people not to wear masks to protect against Covid?

As clearly writeen in the text you quoted what I am saying is that at the time the only evidence available indicated the masks were useful on health care, which is exactly where the WHO recommended for their use to be prioritized. Scientific authorities around the world did the same on their own and this did not change until new evidence appeared that also said masks were useful in the community.

This is what scientific institutions and specially authorities have to do, to recommend only things where the evidence is available. If the evidence leads to new information then this also means the conclusions will also change, as it should be.

In this case there is no mismanagement, if anything there is the opposite, because the whole point is to reduce the amount being asked so there is no waste produced. Poor management would be to ask for everything produced and then see if they could deliver it before the vaccines spoil. This is part of the roles of the WHO as a global health authority.

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virusrex and painkiller, please refrain from your daily bickering on vaccine topics. Please do not post any further comments on this thread.

That is entirely on you, there was no evidence of such benefit before it was studied during the pandemic, this is very easy to corroborate because you have been asked to produce this evidence several times and you have never brought it. This time included.

So now you are saying the WHO is correct in advising people not to wear masks to protect against Covid?

The world disagrees with you.

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COVAX, the World Health Organization-led scheme, wants between 400 and 600 million fewer vaccines doses than initially contracted from six pharmaceutical companies, according to internal documents seen by Reuters.

More poor management by an organization that mislead the public about the safety of masks at the beginning of the Covid crisis, since it had evidence already from the SARS crisis that masks protected people.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/30/world/coronavirus-who-masks-recommendation-trnd/index.html

This would be a good opportunity for a global health authority, such as USAID, to take over these programs, and advise what is the best approach to take.

https://www.usaid.gov/global-health

The WHO, which is an agency, not a global health authority, according to its own web page, should keep focusing on things such as trying to come up with news names for viruses--sort of ad campaigns like advertising agencies do.

*Founded in 1948, WHO is the United Nations agency*** **

https://www.who.int/about

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