China News Service, Beijing, October 25 (Reporter Guo Chaokai) According to data from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States wasted at least 15.1 million doses of the new crown vaccine from March to September this year.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated at a regular press conference on the 25th that major countries in vaccine research and development and production, especially the developed countries concerned, should take their responsibilities, abandon "vaccine nationalism", and implement the promise of providing vaccines to foreign countries as soon as possible. , Take practical actions to improve the availability and affordability of the new crown vaccine in developing countries.
A reporter asked questions. United Nations Secretary-General Guterres recently stated that he hopes that the G20 will help raise funds to ensure a fair distribution of the new crown vaccine. "Vaccine nationalism" and the hoarding of vaccines put everyone at risk.
According to US media reports, the number of wasted vaccines in the United States far exceeds the number of vaccinations in many developing countries.
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States show that from March to September this year, the United States wasted at least 15.1 million doses of the new crown vaccine.
What is China's comment?
"I have taken note of relevant reports. China always believes that fighting the epidemic is the common responsibility of all countries." Wang Wenbin said that major countries in vaccine research and development and production, especially the developed countries concerned, should earnestly shoulder their responsibilities, abandon "vaccine nationalism" and provide vaccines to the outside world. We promise to implement it as soon as possible, and take concrete actions to improve the availability and affordability of the new crown vaccine in developing countries, and help the world overcome the epidemic at an early date.
Wang Wenbin said that China has faithfully implemented President Xi Jinping’s declaration on vaccines as a global public product. It has provided more than 1.5 billion doses of vaccines to more than 100 countries and international organizations, and will strive to provide 2 billion doses of vaccines throughout the year. On the basis of the "New Crown Vaccine Implementation Plan" donation of 100 million US dollars, another 100 million doses of vaccine will be donated to developing countries free of charge.
China will uphold the concept of a community of human health, resolutely oppose "vaccine nationalism", and continue to make China's contribution to the promotion of equitable vaccine distribution.