Mass vaccination does not guarantee complete elimination of Covid-19, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

However, the vaccination rate of the population should be between 60 and 70 %
11:01, 29 November 2020


Mass vaccination of the population will not lead to the complete eradication of Covid-19. This was stated by experts from the World Health Organization during a press conference in Geneva, DW reports.

"Vaccination will have a major impact, but I don't think anyone can promise to eradicate the virus until we understand it much more," Mike Ryan, WHO Assistance Coordinator said.

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Catherine O'Brien, WHO's leading vaccination expert, expressed a similar opinion. She noted that the number of people vaccinated is not a decisive factor. This is evidenced by last year's large-scale outbreaks of measles in some countries.

She added that many questions remain open regarding the effectiveness of vaccinations, for example, to what extent vaccination against coronavirus mitigates the severity of possible infection and how well it can prevent transmission of the virus.

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However, according to the expert, in order to achieve the so-called herd immunity, the level of vaccination of the population must be between 60 and 70 percent. Only with this coverage of the population, the virus can no longer spread quickly.

As we reported earlier, the World Health Organization reported a record number of new cases of coronavirus infection in the world - on November 28, 747,082 new cases registered. 

It is noted that this is the maximum volume that the organization has recorded since the beginning of the pandemic. The previous record was recorded on November 14, when 668,953 cases of infection were detected.

So, over the past day, the largest number of new cases of coronavirus were registered in the United States (322,072 cases), India (41,322 cases) and Brazil (37,614 cases).

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