WHO chief warns that vaccine alone wouldn’t end COVID pandemic

The head of the World Health Organization said on Monday that a vaccine wouldn’t be enough to end the coronavirus pandemic. The pandemic is enraging ever since it first broke out last year and has spread across the globe. The pandemic has claimed more than 1.3 million lives globally while infecting more that 54 million people.
“A vaccine will complement the other tools we have, not replace them,” director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. “A vaccine on its own will not end the pandemic.”
Setting a new water mark and surpassing all the previous numbers, WHO’s figures for Saturday showed that 660,905 coronavirus cases were reported to the United Nations health agency.
Tedros also shared that the “supply of vaccine will be initially restricted where health workers, older people, and other highly vulnerable population will be given priority. This categorization will like reduce the number of deaths and enable the heath system to cope.”
But he 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.”
Coronavirus pandemic has crossed all the geographical borders while spreading the infection across the globe. If talked about India, the virus has created a huge outbreak and compelled the country to live under a nation-wide lockdown of several months. The pandemic has severely affected various sectors across the globe while the national economic conditions faced serious backlash. Claiming millions of global lives, the pandemic has hit Indian economy adversely which has led to serious rise in unemployment.
Recently, Pfizer Inc, one of the world’s premier pharmaceutical companies, has recently made headlines with its development in COVID 19 vaccine. The confirmation about the availability of vaccine is still awaited as the testing is being conducted to know how effective it is.