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@DrTedros "Globally, the number of new cases of #COVID19 reported to WHO has now declined for 7 weeks in a row, which is the longest sequence of weekly declines during the pandemic so far"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "While weekly cases are at their lowest since February, deaths are not falling as quickly. The number of deaths reported last week was similar to the previous week"-@DrTedros #COVID19
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#G7 "Leaders have pledged over 1 billion doses, either through #Covax or directly."
PM Johnson starts #G7 press conference with "The world was looking forward to us to reject nationalism."
Something's not adding up....
Live now here ->
👏 that @GPforEducation has reached 1/2 of 5-year funding target.
But absolutely incredible how #G7 during largest #pandemic in a century fails to do something similar with #Covid19. They could have. They didn't.
"Vaccinating the world - we can do that together" PM Johnson states at #G7.
He didn't add: "But we decided not to."
#vaccinenationalism #VaccinEquity #PeoplesVaccine #Covid19
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Maximizing potential benefit of vaccine donations depends on doses going where they can do the"most good" but there's no consensus on where that would be

Murray @IHME_UW @RCReinerJr & I propose an approach that prioritizes epidemiology over geopolitics 1/…
This week's summit in Cornwall, UK should be the time when G7 leaders finally act on their promises to send surplus COVID-19 vaccine supplies to the many other countries where they remain scarce #G7UK

But how will those vaccine donations be allocated? 2/…
COVAX has been criticized by @ZekeEmanuel @GovindPersad & others for its population-based allocation scheme that does not direct most of its early vaccine supplies to the settings at the greatest risk of otherwise having high COVID-19 death rates 3/…
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The #G7 are failing in their duty to provide global leadership to end the COVID19 pandemic for everyone everywhere. More than 1m people have died from COVID since G7 leaders last met back in February, when they pledged to increase the global vaccine supply.
@ChathamHouse @CHGlobalHealth @UNAIDS @HelenClarkNZ @DrMikeRyan @yates_rob @G7 Of the 1.77bn doses of COVID vaccines given globally, 28% have been in @G7 countries. In contrast just 0.3% of COVID jabs have been given in low-income countries.
COVID-19 related deaths are increasingly concentrated in low- and middle-income countries. This is heart-breaking.
The scale of this inequality is not an accident. It was predictable months ago. President Ramaphosa @CyrilRamaphosa called it “#VaccineApartheid” - and it is.

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📣NEW📣 Our monthly #INFOGRAPHIC is here, with all you need to know about how #African countries are responding to #COVID19.

Our headline?

While deliveries are still far too low, #China has surpassed #COVAX as #Africa's top vaccine source. How and why? Read on 🧵👇🏾!

2/ The first fact to be aware of is that #Africa accounts for under 3% of global cases, under 4% of global deaths, and under 2% of global vaccines administered.
3/ African governments and the @_AfricanUnion have so far ordered doses to cover 50% of the population. But only 1.9% of the population could be covered right now. It's a huge discrepancy, because deliveries are too slow.
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THREAD: The World Health Organization holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.

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WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: Globally, we continue to see encouraging signs in the trajectory of the pandemic. The number of new cases of #COVID19 reported to WHO has now declined for 6 weeks, and deaths have declined for 5 weeks.
@DrTedros: However, we still see a mixed picture around the world. The number of deaths reported last week increased in 3 out of WHO’s 6 regions: Africa, the Americas and the Western Pacific.
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"Globally, we continue to see encouraging signs in the trajectory of the pandemic. The number of new cases of #COVID19 reported to WHO has now declined for 6 weeks, and deaths have declined for 5 weeks"-@DrTedros
"However, we still see a mixed picture around the world. The number of deaths reported last week increased in 3 out of WHO’s 6 regions: Africa, the Americas and the Western Pacific"-@DrTedros #COVID19

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(1/3) Dr. prof. Astrid Stuckelberger blows the whistle on global corruption. Video👇…

#WorldBank #IFFIm2006 #GPMB
#WHO #Gavi #NationalGovernmentsViaCEPI
(2/3) Since 10/2019 GPMB (<WorldBank/UN/WHO) are conducting exercises min.2x/yr incl.ACTUAL events (~2 “waves”/yr?) to show that our current society cannot withstand
"hypothetical threats". Then, our society can be “legally” transformed despite bankruptcies, suffering and death👇
(3/3) Have a look at page 39 of the official annual report from the WHO/GPMB dd 09/2019 and let it sink in for a moment. Think about what the info on page 39 actually means👇 #Exercises…

(small detail: Sigrid K. and A.Fauci are both board members of GPMB)
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La Casa Blanca da detalles sobre la distribución de vacunas a otros países. Biden prometió donar 80 millones para finales de junio. Anuncia hoy la distribución de las primeras 25 millones de dosis:
- 19 millones #COVAX
- 6 millones directamente a México, Canadá, India y Corea
El 75% de las dosis iniciales se repartirá a través del #COVAX:
- 6 millones a Latinoamérica y Caribe
- 7 millones al sur y sureste de Asia
- 5 millones a África.

El 25% restante de manera flexible a países con cifras al alza de coronavirus.
Aquí los datos por países. Los primeros 6 millones de vacunas irán a Brasil, Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Perú, Ecuador, Paraguay, Bolivia, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Panamá, Haití, otros países de la comunidad del Caribe, República Dominicana.
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The EU is blocking wider vaccine production globally by obstructing the #TRIPSwaiver, a proposal to temporarily waive some intellectual property (IP) rules on vaccines & other health products.

European Commission attempts to justify this are based on lies.

💥 Now, 7 truths…
💥 TRUTH 1: Intellectual property is currently a barrier to swiftly scaling up and diversifying the production of Covid-19 health products, including vaccines.
The European Commission claims otherwise, but right now, there are manufacturers with capacity to produce additional vaccines & other health products; however, they are unable to contribute because they do not yet have the right licenses. IP is a barrier to them.
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"I would like to thank #Japan and Prime Minister @sugawitter for hosting the #COVAX AMC summit. Arigato gozaimasu. 🇯🇵 is a steadfast leader on global health, from universal health coverage to #COVID19"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity Image
"A year ago, #COVAX began as a groundbreaking global partnership, pooling risk and driving equity. So far, we have delivered almost 78 million [#COVID19 vaccine] doses to 127 countries and economies since February – from remote islands to conflict zones"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
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1/ Some great infographics in this piece for those interested in the challenge of vaccinating the world. A quick thread...…
2/ First, the extent to which vaccine manufacturers overestimated early supply is horribly marked - and explains many a dashed expectation...
3/ On the other hand, we will - by the end of the year - have enough vaccine for everyone on Earth. No small achievement...
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WHO today validated the Sinovac-CoronaVac #COVID19 vaccine for emergency use, giving countries, funders, procuring agencies & communities the assurance that it meets international standards for safety, efficacy and manufacturing.
More ⬇️
WHO’s Emergency Use Listing is a prerequisite for #COVAX Facility vaccine supply and international procurement. It also allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approval to import and administer #COVID19 vaccines
The Emergency Use Listing assesses the quality, safety and efficacy of #COVID19 vaccines, as well as risk management plans and programmatic suitability, such as cold chain requirements
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"Yesterday, #WHA74 wrapped up a highly productive week of discussions & decisions. It was conducted entirely virtually. I was heartened that together we adopted over 30 resolutions & decisions on a broad range of health challenges"-@DrTedros
"And the three recent reviews of the international response to the #COVID19 pandemic reflected the need for a paradigm shift in both the quantity and quality of funding for WHO"-@DrTedros #WHA74
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UPDATED @WHO guidance: Critical preparedness, readiness and response actions for #COVID19

Continue to take all necessary public health & social measures to reduce exposure to #SARSCoV2…
Variants of #SARSCoV2 are circulating, some with increased transmissibility. However, the preparedness, readiness and response actions that are needed remain the same, and should be reinforced.
Countries need access to vaccines and should administer #COVID19 vaccines according to their National Deployment and Vaccination Plans. #COVAX @WHO
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THREAD: The World Health Organization holds a briefing on the coronavirus pandemic.
WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus: With over 3.5 million recorded deaths from #COVID19, an estimated loss to the global economy of $22 trillion and new variants compounding explosive outbreaks, this pandemic is far from over.
@DrTedros: In my opening remarks on Monday, I called on 🌍 leaders to support a massive push to vaccinate at least 10% of the population of every country by September, and 30% by the end of the year.
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Media briefing on #COVID19 Technology Access Pool (C-TAP) with @DrTedros…
"As you know, this week is the #WHA74 – the annual meeting of nations to discuss common health challenges and agree on a common way forward. The range of issues being discussed is immense: from diabetes to malaria, disabilities, oral health and much, much more"-@DrTedros
"And of course, #COVID19 has been the focus of a lot of discussion. There has been broad consensus this week that equitable access to vaccines is essential for ending the pandemic"-@DrTedros #VaccinEquity
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Found something I wrote w @_emilybass_ & Milly Katana many years ago now. It was about AIDS. It's about #COVID19. We said then: "NGOs in developed countries, often unwittingly end up working against the social, economic & political changes combat the epidemic." 1/
"The Indian activist Arundhati Roy, in a harsher assessment...notes: 'a whole industry of development experts, academics and consultants have built an industry on the back of global social movements...' 2/
"Despite some of the best and sometimes not the best of intentions, they often are: Largely unaccountable; Self-justifying, pursuing organizational survival and expansion; Proxies for policies of the major industrialized countries..." 3/
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.@DrTedros, @GaviSeth, @DrRHatchett, Henrietta Fore @unicefchief issued a call to action to equip #COVAX to deliver 2 billion #COVID19 vaccine doses in 2021
👉 #VaccinEquity
To enable #COVAX to deliver on the promise of #VaccinEquity, the following immediate actions are needed:
1. Fund the @gavi COVAX Advance Market Commitment
2. Share doses, now
3. Free up supply chains by removing trade barriers, export control measures & other transit issues
Countries that are advanced in their vaccination programmes are seeing cases of #COVID19 decline, hospitalisations decrease & early signs of some kind of normality resume. However, the 🌍 picture is far more concerning #VaccinEquity
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"The #COVID19 pandemic has brought us a tsunami of suffering. Over 3.4M lives have been lost. Some 500M jobs have gone. Trillions of $ have been wiped from global balance sheets. The most vulnerable are suffering most. And I fear this is far from over."
-🇺🇳@antonioguterres #WHA74
"I pay tribute to the healthcare workers who are the heroes of this pandemic. Millions of healthcare professionals continue to put themselves in harm's way every day. We owe them our deepest appreciation. This includes our colleagues at WHO."
-🇺🇳@antonioguterres at #WHA74
"Sadly, unless we act now, we face the situation in which rich countries vaccinate the majority of their people and open their economies while [#COVID19] continues to cause deep suffering by circulating & mutating in the poorest countries."
-🇺🇳@antonioguterres at #WHA74
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Shocking! Can’t the rich countries postpone vaccination of their less susceptible population & donate excess quota of vaccines to the underprivileged, LMICs of Africa?
Need such policies to spare more vaccine doses for the needy. We now have plenty of data on the futility of the 2nd vaccine dose to the pre-infected, seropositive individuals…
This research has relevance to India also.
A single dose #ChAdOx1 nCoV-19 vaccine serves as an effective immune booster after priming with natural #SARSCoV2 infection up to at least 11 months post infection.… ImageImage
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"The priority now is to guarantee universal access to vaccines. That is why my government has launched a multilateral initiative “Vaccines for All” which addresses the global challenge of vaccine production & distribution in all its complexity."
-🇪🇸 PM @sanchezcastejon at #WHA74
"We propose to act simultaneously on 3 fronts that... hinder equitable access to vaccines. First of all we must share knowledge of all kinds, incl. the transfer of know-how & technology and aspects related to intellectual property."
-🇪🇸 Prime Minister @sanchezcastejon at #WHA74
"#Spain has formally joined the C-TAP initiative... We invite governments and especially the pharmaceutical industry to join us so that the initiative can achieve tangible results."
-🇪🇸 Prime Minister @sanchezcastejon at #WHA74
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In the US, we're rapidly building immunity thanks to highly effective vaccines. Cases have been quickly dropping. What might we expect in the coming months?

A few tweets on how I think about our patchwork of outbreaks... 1/6
Immunity will not be spread evenly throughout the population. While we track vaccination coverage at the national or state level, infectious disease dynamics are inherently local. Pockets of unvaccinated people who have not previously been infected will exist. 2/6
These pockets with lower immunity will remain at risk for outbreaks. While populations with high immunity may no longer be at risk for large outbreaks, movement between areas (and from across the globe) will lead to regular re-introductions and onward cases. 3/6
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LIVE NOW: @DrTedros' opening remarks at the #WHA74 ⬇️…
"Lucy Nyambura is a health promotion officer in Mombasa City, 🇰🇪. When #COVID19 arrived last year, a strict lockdown was introduced, but it was met with strong resistance by the local community, who refused to be tested, isolated or treated"-@DrTedros #WHA74
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