Vaccines against the Covid-19 coronavirus will not reduce the spread of infection to zero. Interfax reports this with reference to the head of the World Health Organization's program for health emergencies Mike Ryan
"Vaccines do not mean complete absence of Covid-19," said Ryan, quoted by European media.
According to the head of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, "progress in vaccine development is helping us, and we are beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel."
"However, the WHO is concerned that there is a growing feeling that the pandemic is over, but in fact it continues," said the director general of the organization.
According to him, this year was difficult and people were tired. Tedros Ghebreyesus also noted that hospitals are working at their limit or even beyond that limit.
According to the Worldometers website, 66 million cases of coronavirus infection were recorded in the world during the pandemic, more than 1.5 million people died. More than 45 million people have recovered.
Earlier the WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge spoke about the "phenomenal" prospects "of vaccines against coronavirus, which" can change the rules of the game. "
"The vaccines, combined with other public health measures, are bringing an end to the acute phase of the pandemic and restoring the economy within reach," he said.