“We haven’t got vaccinations yet. We’re going to get there, but we’re not there right now,” said Mike Ryan, Executive Director of the WHO’s emergency program.
Ryan answered during a media event, the contents of which were transmitted by a network.CNBCAmerican, that “several countries will go through this wave, and they will continue it without vaccines.”
The new wave of Corona infections forced several countries in Europe, such as the United Kingdom, Germany and France, to take strict measures to limit the spread of the virus, such as closing unnecessary businesses, and advising residents to stay at home as much as possible.
The World Health Organization’s warning comes, in conjunction with the announcement by Pfizer, on Wednesday, that the success rate of its vaccine against Corona has reached 95 percent, while the success rate of the moderna vaccine company has reached more than 94.5 percent.
Ryan commented on the news of the release of vaccines, “Some people think that the vaccine will be, to some extent, the solution, like a rhino that we were all chasing, but it is not.”
“The vaccines will give us a tremendous opportunity, but if we put vaccines in our minds and forget the other things, then the percentage of Covid infections will not reach zero,” Ryan continued.
As of today, Wednesday, the new Corona virus has killed 1,339,130 people in the world since the end of December 2019, according to an AFP census based on official sources.
More than 55.6 million people around the world have been infected with the emerging coronavirus, of whom at least 35.6 million have recovered to date.
The United States is the most affected country, with 248,707 deaths, ahead of Brazil (166,699 deaths), India (130,993 deaths), Mexico (99026 deaths) and the United Kingdom (52,745 deaths).