China News Service, June 15th. Singapore’s "Lianhe Zaobao" published an editorial on June 14 that pointed out that when donating vaccines, major countries in the world must still give priority to humanitarianism. Donating vaccines should not be entangled with political and diplomatic wars. Together.
According to reports, more than a year after the outbreak of the new crown epidemic has claimed the lives of millions of people around the world.
The current consensus is that the most effective way to curb the spread of the new crown epidemic is to administer vaccines, but the donation of vaccines through the United Nations vaccine sharing mechanism "New Crown Pneumonia Vaccine Implementation Plan" (COVAX) still affects international political nerves.
The article pointed out that countries where the vaccination plan is progressing smoothly, the epidemic situation has basically slowed down, and excess vaccines can be shared with those countries that need vaccines.
Recently, the United States announced that it will donate 500 million doses of Pfizer vaccine to developing countries in the next year.
According to the analysis of Lianhe Zaobao, “Vaccine donation in the United States is considered a long-overdue action. After all, the vaccine purchased by the United States has exceeded the population of the United States by several times. However, the high-profile announcement of foreign donations also has the meaning of competing with China. "
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China has stated that China has done its best to provide vaccine assistance to more than 80 urgently needed developing countries and export vaccines to more than 40 countries. So far, it has supplied 350 million doses of vaccine to international partners.
The article pointed out that after U.S. President Biden's trip to Europe, Sino-U.S. relations have become more variable.
When the epidemic rebounds, countries around the world should avoid using donated vaccines as a political tool and cannot expect to gain an advantage in the vaccine diplomatic game. It must be clear that the more countries start vaccination work, the faster the harm of the new crown epidemic can be mitigated.
The article stated that now is the time to put the humanitarian concept of saving people into action globally.
"The world still needs more vaccines, and it has not yet achieved a fair distribution of vaccines. Those poor countries that cannot buy vaccines and do not have the financial means to buy vaccines now need richer countries to lend a helping hand and donate vaccines. It should be entangled with political and diplomatic warfare."
The article concluded, "How countries work together will determine whether we can win this protracted battle against the epidemic, or allow the virus to drag down the world's recovery."