Cape Town: The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday that if about 70 percent of the world’s people are vaccinated, this year’s acute phase of the epidemic would end. can.
Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in South Africa, "Our hope is that the acute phase of this epidemic will end this year, of course, with one condition, that by the middle of this year, the target of 70 percent vaccination is achieved around June-July."
said Ghebreyesus, "If this is possible, then the acute phase may indeed be over, and that is what we are hoping for. It is in our hands. It’s not a matter of chance. It’s a matter of choice."
11 percent of Africans have received the vaccine so far
The vaccine will be ready for clinical trials in November, with approval expected in 2024. Afrigen is leading a pilot project supported by the WHO and COVAX initiatives. Only 11 percent of Africans have been vaccinated, the lowest rate in the world. Last week the WHO’s Africa office said the continent needed to increase its vaccination rate to reach the 70 percent target. "six times" Should increase.