Vaccine against Covid-19 not to stop pandemic, - WHO

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to the WHO Head, the vaccine will complement other treatment but not replace them
20:36, 16 November 2020


Head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus assured that the vaccine against coronavirus will not stop the pandemic if people do not follow the quarantine restrictions as he reported on Twitter.

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic, we knew that a vaccine would be essential for bringing the pandemic under control. But it’s important to emphasise that a vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,” he stated.

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The WHO also reports that the first supplies of the vaccine against Covid-19 will be restricted that is why the major focus will be landed on the vaccination of the medical workers, old people and other risk groups.

On November 16, US drug company Moderna announced that early trials of its Covid-19 vaccine show that it is 94.5% effective.  The trial involved 30,000 people in the US with half being given two doses of the vaccine, four weeks apart. The rest had dummy injections.

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Besides, a front-runner coronavirus vaccine developed by drug giant Pfizer and German biotechnology firm BioNTech showed 90% efficiency in the interim results of the third phase of clinical trials.



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