Why WHO Chief Sees COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters as Unfair

Why WHO Chief Sees COVID-19 Vaccine Boosters as Unfair
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We’re all well-aware by now about the COVID-19 vaccine boosters, but not everybody is excited about their implementation.

The director general of the WHO (World Health Organization) is seeing the distribution of COVID vaccine boosters in some countries as unfair giving the lack of enough doses in Africa, according to CNN.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said for CNN’s Becky Anderson:

To start boosters is really the worst we can do as a global community. It is unjust and also unfair because we will not stop the pandemic by ignoring a whole continent, and the continent that doesn’t have any manufacturing capacity of other means.

The WHO advised those individuals who are immunocompromised to receive a third dose of a COVID vaccine.

The CDC has also spoken about a series of side effects for the booster shot of Pfizer. However, the common reactions to the booster shot are mild, and therefore, they don’t represent a reason to get worried.

The vaccination campaign for COVID across the world is bringing more and more people willing to receive a jab from either Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, and so on. According to Our World in Data, 47.7% of the entire world population has been vaccinated for COVID with at least one of the needed doses. While 6.56 billion doses had been administered worldwide, 21.65 million doses are administered every day.

As worldometers.info reveals, the pandemic seems far from over. The total number of infections worldwide has reached 239.6 million cases, while over 4.8 million people lost their lives in the battle with the coronavirus, according to the publication.

 


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Jeffrey Olmsted

Jeffrey likes to write about health and fitness topics, being a champion fitness instructor in the past.

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