GENEVA (AN) — The U.N. health agency wants to put itself in charge of handing out a fifth of all the vaccines and other products the world needs in a pandemic.
The rationale behind the World Health Organization's "zero draft proposal" for an international pandemic treaty is to erase what it calls the "gross inequities" between rich and poor that's been a scourge of the COVID-19 pandemic.
WHO's proposal on Wednesday would grant to itself "real-time access" to 20% of the world's production of all safe and effective pandemic-related products. Those include vaccines, oxygen, personal protective gear, diagnostics and therapeutics.
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