(Headline USA) Comments this week from the United Nations chief conveniently overlooked trillions of dollars the United States has dedicated to supporting global COVID relief.
Secretary-General Antonio Guterres also failed to acknowledge the Trump administration’s Herculean efforts to successfully fast track a vaccine that has helped improve health and economic conditions around the world.
Guterres told an International Monetary Fund panel Monday that global solidarity on COVID relief “is missing in action” and people living in conflict-affected and poor countries are suffering most of all.
In Guterres’ words, “Vaccine inequality is a moral outrage that is condemning the world to millions more deaths and prolonging an economic slowdown that could cost trillions of dollars, hitting the poorest countries hardest of all.”
Guterres said indications the world is in a substantial economic recovery mask the huge divergence between the situations in rich countries and in the least developed nations.
Adapted from reporting by the Associated Press.