Covid-19: Uruguay denounces “supply deficit” of vaccines at UN General Assembly

Uruguay's president Luis Lacalle Pou today denounced before the United Nations General Assembly the "deficit and inequitable supply" of vaccines against Covid-19, which prompted countries to seek them on their own.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Uruguayan president stressed that it is important "to be clear" about the access issues, as the vaccination process "is essential to regain freedom" for every nation.

"There was a race against time to develop vaccines, they were developed at record speed. I don't want to talk about patents or formulas, but about access and there has been a supply deficit of vaccines and not equitable. Countries were forced to purchase vaccines on their own," he stated.

Lacalle Pou stressed that two years ago, "the world changed completely" and humanity "proved its capacity to adapt . . .

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