As research on the fight against coronavirus advances in the world with some countries in the lead, the World Health Organisation calls for “preventing vaccine nationalism” and “ensuring that innovations are available to everyone, everywhere, starting from those to more high risk”. 

Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in the periodic briefing on the coronavirus. WHO urged “not to repeat the mistakes of the past”, referring in particular to the procurement of basic necessities for workers on the front line at the beginning of the pandemic. “Supply nationalism has exacerbated the pandemic and contributed to the total failure of the global supply chain,” he noted. 

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus attends a press conference organized by the Geneva Association of United Nations Correspondents (ACANU) amid the COVID-19 pandemic, caused by the novel coronavirus, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, 03 July 2020. ANSA/FABRICE COFFRINI