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WHO warns of rising COVID cases, cites vaccine complacency

Medical workers conduct swab tests on passengers at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site outside a hospital in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 10, 2021.

Medical workers conduct swab tests on passengers at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing site outside a hospital in Nonthaburi, Thailand, April 10, 2021.

The World Health Organization (WHO) is warning that COVID-19 cases and deaths are rising globally, partly because of complacency setting in that vaccines will stop the spread of the disease.

The latest WHO report confirms more than 133.5 million cases of coronavirus infections, including nearly 3 million global deaths.

Data show a worrisome uptick in coronavirus cases and deaths in all regions of the world, with Africa slightly less affected than other regions.

WHO attributes this rise to several factors, including an increase in coronavirus variants, failure to practice public health measures and the resumption of so-called normal life when people emerge from lockdown.  
 
Another problem says WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris is a growing complacency that the availability of vaccines will soon end the crisis.
   
“People are misunderstanding that, seeming to think that vaccination will stop transmission. That is not the case. We need to bring down the transmission while giving the vaccination the chance to stop the severe disease and the severe deaths,” Harris said.
    
The WHO reports nearly 670 million doses of vaccines have been administered globally. However, most of those doses have been given in wealthy countries. Furthermore, the WHO warns there is a critical shortage of vaccines.
 
Harris said some countries cannot start COVID-19 inoculation campaigns because of the serious shortfall of doses, especially in developing countries.
   
“So, again, what can be done about it? Doubling down on the public health social measures. Truly understanding we have to keep on social distancing, we have to avoid indoor crowded settings. We have to keep wearing the masks, even if vaccinated,” she said.
   
The good news, Harris added, is preliminary results from countries such as Britain show that vaccination programs have averted very large numbers of deaths.  
 
However, until most of the world is vaccinated, she said people must not let down their guard. They must remain vigilant and practice the few simple public health measures that have been shown to work.

Comments

+1 #1 Wainanchi 2021-04-11 19:23
Thank you for that warning WHO But how on Earth you do not know how the virus came to kill us and you who are in charge are impotent to find it.?.

Why don't you resign and let other people work instead of you.?

You are not God given to decide on our lives and yet you overlook millions of dead souls You do not have emphaty not capacity to protect mankind You are disaster and shame if the international community unless you protect the agenda of reducing world population to golden billion.?

If so you are Hitlerd of our modern times People if the world wake up.;President Trump was absolutely right and they removed him by conspiring.
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+3 #2 Lysol 2021-04-11 20:41
China now admits that its vaccine is not that effective. "Made in China".

This should worry those who have taken it (and denied )
Even after being vaccinated one should still wear a the face mask
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+2 #3 WADADA rogers 2021-04-11 21:20
This WHO thing is a conduit through which the pharmaceutical companies making covid 19 vaccines channel their threats to instill fear in the populace so that they may dash get vaccinated.
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0 #4 kambarage 2021-04-11 23:49
Quoting Wainanchi:
Thank you for that warning WHO But how on Earth you do not know how the virus came to kill us and you who are in charge are impotent to find it.?.

Why don't you resign and let other people work instead of you.?

You are not God given to decide on our lives and yet you overlook millions of dead souls You do not have emphaty not capacity to protect mankind You are disaster and shame if the international community unless you protect the agenda of reducing world population to golden billion.?

If so you are Hitlerd of our modern times People if the world wake up.;President Trump was absolutely right and they removed him by conspiring.

You reason like someone with an insect in the head.
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