The head of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) regional office in Europe, Hans Kluge, announced today, Friday, that 2021 will remain the “year of the Coronavirus”, but he expected the pandemic to end in early 2022.
Klug said, during an interview with the German newspaper “Die Welt”: that he starts from the assumption that 2021 will be another year for the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), but it will be more predictable and controllable.
He re3vealed that the WHO has tools and diagnostic programs, and along with a vaccine against the deadly virus.
He warns that these predictions of the disappearance of COVID-19 do not mean that the virus will not continue to threaten the world.
And he hopes that by that time there will be no need for interventions.”
Klug stressed the need for “European solidarity”, saying that the world cannot vaccinate rich regions, while other regions are not vaccinated.”
He pointed out that it is very important to know how and when the two countries will lift the restrictions,
He assures that if everything happens very quickly, we will return to the beginning of the pandemic.
Klug urges all countries across the world to be patient about the issue of vaccination,” he said. ”
Klug affirmed that the demand always exceeds the supply, you cannot vaccinate the entire planet’s population at once.”
Summer vaccination passports, although this is not a recommendation from the World Health Organization.
On the other hand, Soumya Swaminathan, the chief scientist at the World Health Organization, announced that less than 10% of the world’s population have developed antibodies to the Coronavirus (also known as COVID-19), and that vaccination is the only way to achieve herd immunity.
In an interview broadcast by the organization on “Twitter”, Swaminathan stated that the World Health Organization is following studies analyzing foci of infection in some cities around the world, pointing out that although the research results sometimes show that at least half of the city’s population has antibodies.