WHO chief: No country can boost its way out of COVID pandemic

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on December 20, 2021, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)
World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus gives a press conference on December 20, 2021, at the WHO headquarters in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP)

GENEVA — The World Health Organization chief warns that the rush in wealthy countries to roll out additional COVID-19 vaccine doses was deepening the inequity in access to shots that is prolonging the pandemic.

“No country can boost its way out of the pandemic, and boosters cannot be seen as a ticket to go ahead with planned celebrations,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus tells reporters ahead of the Christmas holidays.

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