Greta Thunberg Calls out Vaccine Nationalism and for Next Climate Summit to Be Postponed

Greta Thunberg Calls out Vaccine Nationalism and for Next Climate Summit to Be Postponed

Climate campaigner Greta Thunberg is not planning to attend the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland next November, BBC News reported. The COP 26, 2018, organized by the UK government, will be the first major climate conference that Thunberg has not attended since its first climate protest outside the Swedish parliament.

The Swedish activist took to twitter further explain his position on the matter. He noted how risky groups and frontline workers around the world have not yet embraced the job, and how some countries are now vaccinating healthy young people. Thunberg stressed that vaccine nationalism would not solve the epidemic and that “global problems need a global solution”.

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Greta Thunberg Calls out Vaccine Nationalism and for Next Climate Summit to Be Postponed

The parallels between COVID-19 epidemics and climate crisis are significant, revealing access to solutions based on socio-economic factors and causing inequalities. Vaccine nationalism was one of the main threats identified by the World Health Organization last year in the fight against COVID.

It recently reported again that the United States and the United Kingdom (among the most developed vaccinators and the richest countries in the world) had not exported a single dose of the vaccine produced in their countries. The Swedish activist took to twitter further explain his position on the matter. He noted how risky groups and frontline workers around the world have not yet embraced the job, and how some countries are now vaccinating healthy young people. Thunberg stressed that vaccine nationalism would not solve the epidemic and that “global problems need a global solution”.

The parallels between COVID-19 epidemics and climate crisis are significant, revealing access to solutions based on socio-economic factors and causing inequalities. Vaccine nationalism was one of the main threats identified by the World Health Organization last year in the fight against COVID.

It recently reported again that the United States and the United Kingdom (among the most developed vaccinators and the richest countries in the world) had not exported a single dose of the vaccine produced in their countries.

Calling for a moratorium on COP26, Thunberg said there was no need to wait for the conference to take urgent action to address the climate crisis, but that it could begin now.

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