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Total Vaccination is the Only Cure: Covid-19 Won’t Be Over Until 70% Are Immunized: WHO

In the 53 countries and territories that make up the WHO’s European region — including several in Central Asia — 26% of the population has received a first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

The WHO’s European director warned on Friday that the Covid-19 pandemic won’t be over until at least 70 per cent of people are vaccinated, while deploring that the vaccine rollout in Europe is still “too slow”.

“The pandemic will be over once we reach 70pc minimum coverage in vaccination,” the World Health Organization’s reg­ional director for Europe Hans Kluge said in an interview.

Kluge also said that one of his main worries was the increased contagiousness of new variants of the novel coronavirus.

“We know for example that the B.1617 (Indian variant) is more transmissible than the B.117 (British variant), which already was more transmissible than the previous strain,” Kluge said.

According to the Belgian doctor, speed is “of essence” in a pandemic.

“Even when WHO declared a pandemic, many countries were still waiting, we lost valuable time.”

While the regional director, who has held the position since February 2020, lauded calls for solidarity he stressed that a speedy rollout of vaccines was of the utmost importance.

“Our best friend is speed, the time is working against us, the vaccination roll-out still goes too slow,” Kluge said. “We need to accelerate, we need to enlarge the number of vaccines.”

In the 53 countries and territories that make up the WHO’s European region — including several in Central Asia — 26pc of the population has received the first dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

In the European Union, 36.6pc of the population has received at least one dose, according to a count.

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