Leader of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis, has called for international scientific cooperation so that every nation of the world will benefit from a Covid-19 vaccine when it is made.
The Pope who was speaking from the papal library at the Vatican while delivering his Sunday service address today, said any successful vaccine developed should be made available around the world to benefit all of humanity.
Pope Francis also thanked all those around the world, providing essential services.
“In fact, it is of utmost importance to unite scientific capabilities, in a transparent and impartial way to find vaccines and treatments,” he said.
”It is also important to guarantee universal access to essential technologies that allow each infected person, in every part of the world, to receive the necessary medical treatment.”
Recall that World leaders pledged in April to speed up work on tests, drugs, and vaccines against the disease and share their findings, but the United States did not take part in the launch of the World Health Organization (WHO) initiative after Trump declared he was halting funds to the WHO over what his administration feels was the agency’s pandering to China.
Covid-19 has infected nearly 3.5 million people and killed more than 240,000 people worldwide.