MOSCOW, February 22 – RIA Novosti. Vaccination is effective only when it is carried out everywhere, said the head of the World Health Organization Tedros Adan Ghebreyesus. Video of his speech was published on the WHO YouTube channel.
Ghebreyesus urged all countries not to postpone vaccination, as new strains of the coronavirus would otherwise appear.
“In this case, the vaccines that we used may become useless,” the official warned.
He stressed that the lack of drugs in developing countries will create problems for wealthy countries. Therefore, Gebreyesus urged the authorities to explain to their citizens that to protect themselves from the virus, it is necessary to vaccinate not only them, but the inhabitants of the countries of the “rest of the world.”
111 million people are infected with the coronavirus in the world, almost 2.5 million have died. Most infected and victims in the United States, India and Brazil. The spread of the coronavirus