Covid Vaccine Booster Dose: The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday called for a moratorium on booster doses of Kovid-19 vaccines by the end of September, expressing concern over the discrepancy in vaccination between poor and rich countries. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a news conference in Geneva that so far about 100 doses of vaccine have been given per 100 people in rich countries, while in low-income countries only one per 100 people due to lack of vaccine supplies. 1.5 doses have been given. “We need to urgently change our policy of allowing the bulk of vaccines to go to high-income countries,” he said.
“In line with this, WHO is calling for a suspension of booster doses until at least the end of September so that at least 10 percent of the population is vaccinated,” the WHO director-general said. WHO officials said that science has not yet proved that giving a booster dose to people who have received two doses of the vaccine will be effective in stopping the spread of coronavirus infection. The WHO has repeatedly appealed to rich countries to take more steps to improve the access of vaccines to developing countries.
40 lakh new cases of Kovid-19 globally
Globally, 40 lakh new cases of Kovid-19 were reported last week. The increase in infection cases has mainly been due to new cases of infection in West Asia and Asia. This information was received from the latest bulletin presented by the World Health Organization (WHO) on the epidemic. The United Nations Health Agency said on Wednesday that cases of infection have been increasing for more than a month. However, globally the death due to infection has come down by eight percent.
However, the death toll increased by more than a third in West Asia and Asia. Last week, most new cases of Kovid-19 have been reported from America, India, Indonesia, Brazil and Iran. There have been cases of infection from the delta form in more than 130 countries in the world, which was first identified in India.
After an increase in cases of infection for the last one month, the World Health Organization said that the cases of Kovid-19 in the regions of Europe have decreased by nine percent. In this, the decline in infection cases in Britain and Spain has been cited. Last month, all restrictions related to Kovid-19 were relaxed in Britain, but the government’s move has also been criticized due to fears of a dangerous wave of Kovid-19. Nearly 60% of the UK population has been vaccinated.
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