Vaccination gap leaves window for virus to mutate, says WHO

Vaccination gap leaves window for virus to mutate, says WHO

 

 

WHO – Some of the world’s top public health experts are attending the Davos summit.

 

They say vaccine equity is crucial to ending the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Emergencies Director Mike Ryan highlighted the vaccination gap.

 

He said half of the world’s population has received two doses; while the figure is only 7 percent in Africa.

He said low inoculation rates in some countries can encourage viral mutations and lead to global consequences.

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