Greta Thunberg Addresses Vaccine Inequality at WHO Press Conference

‘We can no longer separate the health crisis from the ecological crisis’ — Greta Thunberg addressed vaccine inequality during a WHO press conference. » Subscribe to NowThis Earth: https://go.nowth.is/Earth_Subscribe » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: https://go.nowth.is/KnowThis For more climate crisis news, stories on environmental issues, and world news, subscribe to NowThis Earth. #GretaThunberg #COVID19 #Vaccine #Earth #Environment #Science #NowThis This video "Greta Thunberg Addresses Vaccine Inequality at WHO Press Conference", first appeared on https://nowthisnews.com/.

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GRETA THUNBERG: We can no longer separate the health crisis from the ecological crisis, and we cannot separate the ecological crisis from the climate crisis.

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We can no longer separate the health crisis from the ecological crisis, and we cannot separate the ecological crisis from the climate crisis. It's all interlinked in many ways. During this pandemic, we have seen what we can achieve when we put resources into science. Vaccines were developed in record time. But so far, on average, one in four people in high income countries have received a Coronavirus vaccine, compared with just one in over 500 in low and middle income countries.

In the international community, governments and vaccine developers must step up their game and address the tragedy that is vaccine inequity. We have the tools we need to correct this great imbalance that exists around the world today in the fight against COVID-19. Just with the climate crisis, those who are the most vulnerable need to be prioritized, and global problems require global solutions. It is completely unethical that high income countries are now vaccinating young and healthy people if that happens at the expense of people in risk groups and on the front lines in low and middle income countries. And this is a moral test. We talk today about showing solidarity and yet, vaccine nationalism it's what's running the vaccine distribution.

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