U.N. must do more to ensure equal vaccine access, Mexico says

Mexico's President Obrador and Argentina's President Fernandez attend a news conference in Mexico City
Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador attends a news conference at the National Palace, in Mexico City, Mexico February 23, 2021. REUTERS/Henry Romero

February 23, 2021

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday urged the United Nations to do more to ensure equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines, particularly among poorer countries.

Speaking at a news conference in Mexico City alongside Argentine President Alberto Fernandez, Lopez Obrador said that so far vaccine distribution, which has been far more widespread among wealthier nations, is “totally unfair.”

(Reporting by David Alire Garcia)