WHO predicts Covid pandemic ‘acute phase’ end date.
Countries have been urged to commit to a 70% global vaccination rate in order to leave the pandemic behind this year
By RT (https://www.rt.com)
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World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reiterated his call to prioritize the vaccination of around 70% of the world’s population. He added that this would ensure the “acute phase” of the Covid-19 pandemic ends this year.
Speaking at a press conference in South Africa on Friday, the WHO chief said expectations were that the worst of the pandemic would be over by “mid this year around June, July” if the vaccination target is achieved. His comments came days after warning that the coronavirus was not “finished with us.”
Crossing that vaccination threshold is “not a matter of chance,” but a “matter of choice,” Tedros said, adding that the decision to mobilize resources to meet that target is “in our hands.”