Today, Monday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that the anti-Corona vaccines alone will not eliminate the Coronavirus (known also as COVID-19) pandemic, stressing that “we have all the tools to end the acute phase of this pandemic.”
The Director-General of the UN organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said during a press briefing with the German Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development, Svenja Schulz, that Germany has been an important friend of the organisation and is now its largest donor.
Adhanom Ghebreyesus noted that “vaccines alone will not eliminate the pandemic, adding that only by working together can we end it as it is in everyone’s interest to do so because as the pandemic has shown when health is at risk, everything is at risk.”
“We are grateful for Germany’s leadership and unwavering support throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as its efforts to form a strong health system, in cooperation with the World Health Organization,” he added.
He went on to say that he believed the Corona pandemic is now entering its third year, and we are at a critical stage, as the world must work together to end the acute phase of this pandemic, saying “We have all the tools to end the acute phase of this pandemic. But we must use them fairly and wisely.”
Ghebreyesus stressed that the international “COVAX” program “could change the course of this pandemic, and it has so far provided one billion doses of vaccines, warning that the world is still far from reaching 70 percent coverage in all countries.”
He added that 34 countries so far have not been able to vaccinate 10 percent of their population, and 86 percent vaccinate less than 40 percent.”