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Matvienko criticized inequality in countries' access to vaccines

S.-PETERSBURG, 25 Nov. Unequal access of countries to healthcare services in a pandemic is artificial, fueled by interested political forces, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko. “There is still no consensus in the expert community on the timing of the end of the pandemic. But there is a common understanding of the deep interconnectedness of the world and the need for joint action. vividly highlighted the key challenge of our time – deepening inequality. Among its manifestations: lack of equal access to health services, vaccines and drugs, restrictions in the field of advanced technologies and financial resources, “- said the senator on Thursday during the international conference” Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals. “The Kremlin called a problem common to all countries during a pandemic According to her, of particular concern is the fact that “the reasons for inequality are obvious to everyone, artificial, and are specially fueled by interested political forces,” while the very nature of the virus, the speed of its spread and its implications for the entire system of international relations require a collective response, she said. Matvienko stressed that “Russia calls for making such cooperation real, based on equal and fair principles.” “We are convinced that attempts to ensure the prosperity and security of some countries at the expense of others have not led to the desired result. The incidence rate in such states and blocs does not decrease. And national egoism only slows down development and does not provide a way out of the crisis. As a result, the pandemic gets more chances, dooming our efforts to a collective fiasco, “the politician said. In her opinion, it is time to openly admit that the world was not ready for the scale of the pandemic. “Excessive politicization of the topic only aggravates the state of affairs. components. “The first is free access to vaccines. The second is to improve the effectiveness of the response in case of emergencies. The third is the widest possible coverage of the population with health services,” she concluded.


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