WHO believes that the coronavirus pandemic cannot be defeated by the end of the year

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WHO believes that the coronavirus pandemic cannot be defeated by the end of the year
WHO believes that the coronavirus pandemic cannot be defeated by the end of the year
2 March 2021, 14:04In the world
Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) believe that the coronavirus pandemic will not be defeated until the end of this year. Michael Ryan, the director of the WHO emergency program, called the optimistic forecasts on this matter premature and unrealistic.

At the same time, as the expert added, the emergence of vaccines for this disease will reduce the severity of its course, as well as the likelihood of death. With a reasonable approach to the pandemic, it will be possible to reduce the number of hospitalizations and deaths, he believes.

The situation with the epidemic throughout the world is still tense. Over the past week, for the first time in the last month and a half, the number of cases worldwide has increased significantly again, which suggests that it is too early to make optimistic forecasts. WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that the assurance of the number of cases is a sad fact, but quite predictable. He called on all countries of the world not to introduce any relaxation in restrictive measures, as this could again lead to a rapid spread of infection. It's too early to rely on vaccinations alone, he added.

The head of WHO also once again scolded the developed countries, which bought too many doses of vaccines in order to vaccinate the entire population, including those groups of people who are less susceptible to this disease. This makes the drug inaccessible to doctors and the elderly in less developed countries, he said.

Earlier, African countries asked to send them excess doses of the coronavirus vaccine so that the poorest countries in the world could join the vaccination. According to the head of the Disease Control and Prevention Department (CDC) of the African Union, John Nkengasong, developed countries have now purchased so many doses of vaccines that they can vaccinate the entire population several times, while for the poorer countries of the world, drugs remained unavailable either financially or physically.

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