‘Vaccines DO NOT equal zero Covid,’ says WHO, ‘concerned’ about people’s belief pandemic will soon be over
“Progress on vaccines gives us all a lift and we can now start to see the light at the end of the tunnel”, the organization’s Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Friday, before adding: “However, WHO is concerned that there is a growing perception that the Covid-19 pandemic is over.”Also on rt.com 98.5% success rate: Just 273 of over 20,000 volunteers for Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine trials have subsequently caught Covid-19
The health official went on to explain that “at present, many places are witnessing very high transmission of the Covid-19 virus”. This puts immense extra pressure on hospitals, intensive care units and health workers, which are sometimes “running at or over capacity.”
Furthermore, new alarming data indicates that protection from vaccines “may not be lifelong and therefore re-infections may occur,” the WHO's top emergencies expert Mike Ryan, said.
Vaccines do not equal zero Covid.
The WHO's comments come on the heels of the UK becoming the first country in the world to approve a vaccine, jointly developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.Also on rt.com Pfizer CEO ‘not certain’ their vaccine stops transmission of Covid-19 as company’s jab approved in UK and evaluated in US
Notably, on Thursday, Pfizer’s CEO seemed to echo Ryan’s concerns, saying that he “wasn’t certain” if the already green-lit cure would stop transmission of Covid-19.
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