WHO’s director-general Tedros showed concern about the “false sense of security” that the pandemic has ended due to vaccines.
False Sense Of Security
World Health Organization director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said while addressing a news conference that no country is out of the woods. He further raised concern about the false assumption that people who are vaccinated did not need to take any precautions.
WHO director-general Tedros was hopeful about finding out a consensus at World Trade Organization ministerial in the coming week. The consensus would be based on an IP waiver for coronavirus vaccines. Over 100 countries are already in favor of the IP waiver.
Record coronavirus cases in Europe
Many parts of Europe have witnessed a huge increase in coronavirus cases on Wednesday. This resulted in making the continent an epicenter of the pandemic and health experts encouraged starting vaccine boosters.
According to a recent report, the deadly coronavirus affected over 110.54 million people globally while 2,550,870 lost their lives. The novel disease spread out all over the world in the last two years after it was first discovered in central China.
Booster Vaccination For Adults
Many health experts, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), and the EU public health agency insisted upon the need for vaccine boosters for adults. They encouraged booster shots for adults above 40 which was a crucial change in its former SOPs. Previously they recommended booster vaccines for old people who have weak immunity.
According to a report, the ECDC said on Wednesday, “Available evidence emerging from Israel and the UK shows a significant increase in protection against infection and severe disease following a booster dose in all age groups in the short term.”
ECDC head Andrea Ammon emphasized the fact that boosters are helpful in protecting against weak immunity and could essentially lessen the spread and reduce casualties and hospitalizations.