The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) for Europe, Hans Kluge, announced when he believed the pandemic would end. According to him, for this to happen, the majority of people must be vaccinated, at least 70 percent of the world’s population. But the fears don’t go away.
– The COVID-19 pandemic will not end until at least 70 percent of the world’s population is vaccinated, said Hans Kluge, director of the World Health Organization for Europe, quoted by PAP.
This, however, does not cool emotions. Kluge admitted that he is still concerned about new, highly contagious variants of the coronavirus, including Indian.
At the same time, he noted that the vaccination system is still being implemented too slowly. He also meant Europe, where the contagiousness of new variants is a source of concern, he said.
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‘We know, for example, that the B.1617 variant, first identified in India, is more contagious than B.117, first identified in the UK, which in turn was more contagious than the previous strain,’ WHO Europe’s director underlined.
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Kluge also added that on the optimistic note, the vaccines currently on the market work against all variants of the coronavirus.