OCTOBER 15, 2020: COVID-19 continues to cause upsets all around the world, the only hope we’re now surviving on is the vaccination. Despite all the efforts being done for the COVID-19 vaccine and all those clinical trials and hopes for initial experiments this year, The Chief of WHO Soumya Swaminathan said that speedy, mass shots were are not very likely.
Once the COVID-19 vaccine is out, the first ones to receive it will be the health care workers, and front-line workers, but even there, you need to define which of them are at highest risk, and then the elderly, and so on,” says Swaminathan.
“A Healthy Young Person Might Have To Wait Until 2022.”
According to the official reports, the deaths around the globe have fallen approximately to around 5,000 per day from April’s peak which was exceeding 7,500. But now, the caseloads are said to be rising again in the intensive care units.
“Mortality increases always lag behind increasing cases by a couple of weeks,” Swaminathan mentions. “We shouldn’t be complacent that death rates are coming down.
The head of the World Health Organization warned everyone earlier against the idea of herd immunity that everyone was believing in. He mentions that it undoubtedly can be a realistic strategy to battle this pandemic but he straight away dismissed this point of view mentioning it as “simply unethical.” According to the head of WHO, we are not very much aware of immunity against the COVID-19. Moreover, it is quite difficult to say that if herd immunity is even achievable or not. As per the estimated of the World Health Organization, only almost 10% of the population has any type of immunity to the COVID-19, which clearly means that the vast majority of the world still remains susceptible.
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