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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Vaccines alone will not end pandemic – WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that vaccines alone will not end the pandemic.

Spokesperson Margaret Harris told Time Radio that “We really have to do other measures,” and that the problem is focusing on one thing.


She added that people have to be serious about avoiding crowding while adding, “We have still got to be looking at wearing the masks when you’re indoors particularly,”.

She said that in order to prevent new variants from developing, the rest of the world must be vaccinated.

“The most high priority groups are those that are exposed to the virus all the time, healthcare workers, yet only one in 10 are vaccinated in Africa currently.”


She stated that making sure there is as little virus as possible circulating around the world is what’s going to have an effect on virus transmission.

“Even if magically the vaccine protected one population as effectively as we hoped, a variant then could develop and undo all of that work.”

IMAGE – “Switzerland China Virus Outbreak” (Public Domain) by brucedetorres@gmail.com


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