U.N. SG Guterres Warns Against ‘Vaccinationalism,’ Spread Of Misinformation On COVID-19 In Address, Remarks In Germany

AP: U.N. head stresses need of virus vaccine for all nations
“The secretary general of the United Nations on Friday stressed that as wealthy nations roll out the coronavirus vaccine for their citizens, the world also needs to ensure it is available for ‘everyone, everywhere.’ In an address to Germany’s parliament, António Guterres praised the researchers from Germany’s BioNTech who teamed up with U.S. giant Pfizer and beat rivals in the race to put the first thoroughly vetted vaccine on the market…” (12/18).

The Hill: U.N. secretary general warns against ‘vaccinationalism’ on COVID-19 vaccine
“U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned against ‘vaccinationalism’ on Thursday as countries race to inoculate their populations against COVID-19. Guterres made the remark at a joint press conference with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, as he was discussing the World Health Organization’s COVAX program, which aims to deliver coronavirus vaccines to developing countries…” (Williams, 12/17).

ABC’s “RN Drive” features an interview with UNAIDS Executive Director Winnie Byanyima, who warns “vaccine nationalism” is preventing poorer nations from receiving vaccines.

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