The World Health Organization just released a new fact about the use of vaccine as a shield from COVID-19 on Monday 16 November, 2020, that a vaccine would not by itself stop the COVID-19 pandemic – said by the Head of WHO.
The COVID-19 that was declared as pandemic the same WHO has been raging months after it broke out, more than 54 million have been infected and above 1.3 million lives has been claimed.
According to the director-general of WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, “A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them.” He proceeded, “A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic.”
Based on the reported figures by the WHO for Saturday 14 November, 2020, a total of 660,905 coronavirus cases have been reported to the UN health agency, it is undoubtedly a new high watermark.
That number, and the 645,410 registered on Friday, surpassed the previous daily record high of 614,013 recorded on November 7, 2020.
The DG of WHO, Tedros further said that supplies of the vaccine would be restricted in the initial process, with “health workers, older people and other at-risk populations (to) be prioritized. That will hopefully reduce the number of deaths and enable the health systems to cope.”
However, the DG warned: “That will still leave the virus with a lot of room to move. Surveillance will need to continue, people will still need to be tested, isolated, and cared for, contacts will still need to be traced… and individuals will still need to be cared for.”