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Interpol believes coronavirus vaccines to cause sharp rise in crime

Source : 112 Ukraine

The organization also does not rule out a potential increase in the cases of corruption due to the fact that some structures will try to get the vaccine quicker
18:48, 21 December 2020

Interpol Secretary General Jürgen Stock
Interpol

The International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) believes that the supply of coronavirus vaccines could lead to a sharp rise in crime as criminals in different countries might try to acquire vaccines in any way possible. This was stated by the organization's Secretary General Jürgen Stock, AFP reports.

"With vaccines rolling out, crime will increase dramatically. We will see thefts, warehouse break-ins, and attacks on vaccine shipments," he said.

Stock also does not rule out a potential increase in the cases of corruption due to the fact that some structures will try to get the vaccine at the earliest possible time.

Related: FDA finds Moderna vaccine safe, efficient

As we reported earlier, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel overwhelmingly endorsed the emergency use of Moderna Inc's Covid-19 vaccine.

The decision now gives the FDA the ability to soon approve the drug in the United States. It is assumed that the FDA may make this decision as early as Friday.

The authorization was personally praised by U.S. President Donald Trump.

"Moderna vaccine overwhelmingly approved. Distribution to start immediately," the President wrote on his Twitter page.

Related: Pfizer vaccine to be effective against new Covid-19 strain, - German’s Health Ministry

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