The director of the World Health Organization’s emergency program, Michael Ryan, said that the organization began to see data showing that vaccines affect the Corona virus.
Ryan considered that “it would be premature and unrealistic to believe that we will end this virus by the end of the year … However, we can reduce hospitalizations, deaths and serious diseases by the end of the year.”
In turn, the Director-General of the Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said that the number of new Corona virus infections worldwide increased last week for the first time in seven weeks, considering that the increase is “frustrating, but not surprising.”
He urged countries not to reduce measures to combat the spread of the disease, noting that “countries will quickly ease these measures in a bet that vaccines will end the Covid-19 pandemic.”
He stressed that “if countries rely only on vaccines they will make a mistake. Basic public health measures are still the basis for tackling the virus.”