WHO: vaccine will not be enough to stop pandemic

A vaccine in itself will not be enough to stop the coronapandemic. โ€œA vaccine will not replace the other resources we have,โ€ said Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus of the World Health Organization (WHO).

The pandemic continues after the virus emerged at the beginning of this year, with 54 million infections worldwide and over 1.3 million deaths. According to WHO, 660,905 new cases of coronavirus were reported to the UN Health Organization on Saturday, setting a new record. That number, and the 645,410 cases recorded on Friday, exceeded the previous daily record of 614.013 on November 7.

Tedros said that the supply of the vaccine will initially be limited, giving priority to health workers, the elderly and other risk groups. That will hopefully reduce the number of deaths and enable health systems to cope with it.โ€

Lots of room for movement

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but he warned, โ€œThen the virus still has a lot of room for manoeuvre. Monitoring will have to continue, people still need to be tested, isolated and cared for, contacts still need to be traced.โ€