The world will not have collective COVID immunity in 2021 — WHO

Measures to prevent the spread of the  will have to be observed at least until the end of the year, according to the organization.

In some countries, people will remain unprotected from COVID-19. This was stated by WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan at a briefing on Monday, January 11.

“We will not be able to achieve collective immunization in 2021. There will still be unprotected people in some countries. So measures must be followed while is being done among the most vulnerable people, and we are starting to reach other segments of the population,” Swaminathan said.

The WHO representative stressed that measures to prevent the spread of COVID should not be forgotten and will need to be adhered to at least until the end of the year.

Earlier, the WHO said that most COVID vaccines have been bought out.  drugs have been bought up by wealthy countries. As a result, low- and middle-income countries cannot access the vaccines.

The WHO also predicts a big future for the new COVID strain. The British mutation is already mainstream in its “home country,” has spread to 22 European countries, and is likely to supplant the others.

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