We’re all on this collectively, however the world is just not performing prefer it
- Despite the fact that there are multiple vaccines, the number of new cases and deaths continues to rise around the world.
- The numbers are mainly influenced by the delta variant due to its highly transferable properties.
- Although everyone is always talking about achieving herd immunity, the WHO vaccination director said there was no such thing as a “magic number”.
He added that prediction with the footnote that these numbers are almost certainly an undercount and that anything to circumvent this virus will take drastic measures.
Tedros said, “We’re all sticking together, but the world doesn’t act like that.”
He complained that despite the fact that there are multiple vaccines, the number of new cases and deaths continues to rise, particularly recently affected by the delta variant and its highly transmissible properties.
Although everyone is always talking about achieving herd immunity, the director of the immunization division of the World Health Organization said there is no such thing as a “magic number”. She explained, “It really has to do with how communicable the virus is. What happened with the coronavirus … is that with the emergence of variants and their transmissibility, a greater proportion of people will need to be vaccinated to likely achieve some level of herd immunity. This is an area of scientific uncertainty. “
Measles, for example, is so contagious that around 95% of the population must be immune or vaccinated to prevent it from spreading. While we totally accept vaccination against measles to the point that in America, for example, babies are vaccinated as young as 12 months of age, the novelty of COVID-19 makes people either listless or anxious, or both. There are too many who do not trust that they will not be used as guinea pigs to test the effectiveness of this newfangled vaccine. Meanwhile, the death toll from COVID-19 reached 4,333,094 worldwide today.
For those who contract the virus, hope rests in the fact that WHO officials have stated that more research is being done to treat COVID-19. An unprecedented cross-country study called Solidarity Plus will examine the effectiveness of 3 new drugs in 52 countries.