Greta Thunberg, the teen who has traveled the globe as an expert on global warming, now is delving into medicine, unleashing a barrage of criticism of “high-income” nations for their distribution of COVID-19 vaccinations.
“One in four people in high-income countries have received a coronavirus vaccine compared with just one in over 500 in low- and middle-income countries,” the 18-year-old activist told the World Health Organization, which has failed to hold China responsible for covering up the initial spread of the virus.
“And the international communities, governments, and vaccine developers must step up their game and address the tragedy that is vaccine inequity,” Thunberg said, Breitbart News reported. “Just like with the climate crisis, those who are the most vulnerable need to be prioritized, and global problems require global solutions.”
The report said: “Thunberg, who has no significant expertise in public health or biology, addressed a W.H.O. event on ‘vaccine equity’ – or the fair distribution of Chinese coronavirus vaccines to citizens around the world regardless of the wealth or competence of their governments – after agreeing to donate $120,000 to the U.N. agency’s vaccine distribution efforts.”
Thunberg said it is “completely unethical that high-income countries are now vaccinating young and healthy people if that happens at the expense of people in risk groups and on the front lines in low- and middle-income countries.”
“And this is a moral test. We talk today about showing solidarity and yet vaccine nationalism is what’s running the vaccine distribution,” she said.
Her position puts her at odds with President Biden, who said it is “patriotic” for American youth to get vaccinated.
Thunberg charged that “the most vulnerable people in risk groups and on the front lines” should be a priority.
“We need to act in solidarity, use common sense.”
The report noted Thunberg, at age 18, is eligible to be vaccinated in her native Sweden.
“The country has approved four vaccine products for distribution to those over 18, regardless of health status: the American vaccines by firms Pfizer and Moderna, a third American vaccine by Johnson & Johnson (since suspended for use in the United States), and the controversial product by the Swedish company AstraZeneca,” Breitbart said. “Thunberg has not stated publicly that she has received the vaccine and claimed last year that it was ‘extremely likely’ she had been infected with the Chinese coronavirus, which would create antibodies naturally.”
Thunberg said, “Science shows that, in the future, we will most likely experience more frequent and more devastating pandemics unless we drastically change our ways and the way we treat nature.”
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