WHO Official: Covid vaccines won’t end pandemic, leaders should ‘adapt strategy’


  • WHO’s director for Europe says vaccines will not end the pandemic due to new variants.
  • Dr. Hans Kluge warns that new strains of Covid will continue to emerge and the virus will remain with us like the flu. 
  • Kluge urged world leaders to adjust their vaccine strategy to deal with the virus in the long term.

The World Health Organization (WHO) Europe regional director says the Covid-19 vaccines’ ability to end the Covid-19 pandemic is doubtful. With new variants emerging, hopes of achieving herd community are getting slimmer.

Health officials must “anticipate how to gradually adapt our vaccination strategy,” amid the possibility that the virus would be around for many years, Kluge told reporters on Friday.

In My, Kluge noted that the “pandemic will be over once we reach 70 percent minimum coverage in vaccination.”

When asked if this is still the same target, Kluge admitted that the situation has changed due to new, more transmissible variants, such as Delta, reported AFP.

“I think it brings us to the point that the aim of a vaccination is first and foremost to prevent more serious disease, and that’s mortality,” he said.

“If we consider that Covid will continue to mutate and remain with us, the way influenza is, then we should anticipate how to gradually adapt our vaccination strategy to endemic transmission and gather really precious knowledge about the impact of additional jabs,” Kluge added.

Epidemiologists now say reaching herd immunity through vaccination alone seems to be unrealistic. However, vaccines are still significant to rein transmissions and contain the virus.

Up to 80 percent of people in wealthy countries are fully vaccinated, but less than 0.1 percent have received a vaccine in poorer nations. 

According to WHO, the Delta variant is 60 percent more transmissible than the previous dominant variant Alpha and twice as contagious as the original virus. The more contagious virus makes reaching herd immunity harder.

Still, achieving high vaccination rates are crucial to “unloading pressure from healthcare systems” that desperately need to treat other diseases that have been pushed to the backburner by Covid-19, said Kluge.

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) on Thursday announced a new coronavirus variant known as “Mu,” which may be a cause for concern.

Source: The Independent

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4 thoughts on “WHO Official: Covid vaccines won’t end pandemic, leaders should ‘adapt strategy’

  1. And yet these clowns still stick to the story that it was “ACCIDENTALLY RELEASED” !!!! This attack was purposeful and committed by the CCP with the help of Fauci and his criminal left wing scientist cohorts !!! What I want to know is, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS CHEMICAL WARFARE ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY ???? IT’S LONG PAST TIME TO NUKE CHINA AND KILL FAUCI AND ALL OF HIS CRIMINAL PARTNERS, AS LONG AS FAUCI LIVES, THIS VIRUS WILL CONTINUE, IT IS HIS BABY AND HE WILL NEVER ALLOW IT TO BE ERADICATED, just like his aids virus THAT STILL EXISTS AND THAT HE CONTINUES TO PROSPER OFF OF after decades of “research” by Fauci !!! What a crock of liberal B.S. !!!

  2. I am concerned about the information that this Virus will never go away. I read where this Delta is far more
    dangerous that the Covid 19 is and that we will never get rid of either of them. Is this just a scare attempt to
    keep people in America and other countries afraid and unsure of how to live now? I have not taken the Vaccine
    because of some underlying problems. If I could really get a straight answer without fear that the vaccine would
    kill me I might take it but at this time I am afraid of the medical problem it would cause and I would lose my life as
    many other people would also because of their underlying problems. What is the truth about this? How are we
    suppose to react to this decision? I have read all of the problems this vaccine could bring on people who have taken
    the vaccine, even death, so, what to do. In the future death could come from the reactions of the covid 19 vaccine.
    People are afraid who have had the vaccine and those who haven’t. So, what is the truth? Who do we trust for the
    truth of this matter?

  3. I’ve said ALL ALONG this virus IS like the FLU! It will be around & will NEVER go away. Just like the FLU. Every year the flu vaccines are administered to patients, then we find out that there is a “new strain” of the flu! I have NEVER received the flu shot, never had the flu and have no plans to get a flu shot either, and I am 63. I only got the Covid Vaccine because I wanted to be able to travel, well, Now I wish I hadn’t because I had tested positive for covid before I got the vaccine, I never got sick, never had ANY symptoms, no loss of smell or taste and I have since been around those who were infected, still no symptoms still testing negative. My immune system works fine and I don’t want to mess with it. NO BOOSTERS!!! I believe they should NOT vaccinate children because they don’t know enough about the vaccine. The immune systems of children develop when they are young, and carry them thru adulthood. Children should NOT wear masks only to cause them to breathe in the carbondioxide they exhale depriving their brain of the MUCH needed OXYGEN to develop. MASKS don’t do ANYTHING except keep you from breathing in oxygen! I believe the mandate to vaccinate or lose your job is unconstitutional and another overreach/powergrab of the DUMBOCRATS to control the masses, make us all dependent on our government by giving away money to those who don’t work because of the stupid restrictions (prejudices) the Biden Administration had mandated. Biden’s executive orders are done because he doesn’t get his way, so he Crams it down your throat! LIke a 2yr old throwing a temper tantrum! No option for him to work together. Just like SOCIALIST countries, and EVERYONE KNOWS SOCIALISM DOES NOT WORK!!! Look around, there is not a SINGLE SOCIALIST COUNTRY THAT IS WORTH A SHIT! Biden needs to grow some BALLS with Communist China, & STOP giving our country away to them. Or he can go to a nursing home because he has NO CLUE of what is going on, what he is doing, or what damage he has caused not just to the USA but the WORLD! Kamala needs to suck it up & do her job! SHUT DOWN THE BORDER!!! Stop traveling to buy XMas gifts because “there will be a shortage of toys at Christmas time”. If she can’t do the job replace her with someone who can. JUST FYI- has anyone EVEN realized that this virus affects more people of COLOR as Communist China (who has NO respect for LIFE and would not hesitate to kill their own people)- RACIST Petophile BIDEN would love to kill off ALL people of COLOR!! I am white and Biden is a RACIST PIG! His entire family is totally dysfunctional! He had no hesitation on filing a lawsuit against people who ban abortions. Wake up people! This country was built on a Christian Foundation of our Forefathers. Just FYI – Biden, Harris, Fauci, Pelosi, Schumer, Omar, AOC, they all need to be put in jail for mass murders of all those people who died of COVID and are letting Fauci make “Bank” on this. Pelosi(drunkin Lush), Schumer (communist), Omar, AOC, Sanders (socialist radicals) since they are pushing socialism and bashing this country because they are jealous of our freedoms! If you are NOT born in the USA you should NOT be able to hold or be elected to ANY GOVERNMENT POSITION, county, city, state, or federal! IF you don’t like it here get the HELL OUT!!! Hold CCP accountable for ALL the deaths worldwide or give them AN ULTIMATUM either pay up, provide the antidote, or be removed from the face of this planet. This virus was created in a LAB BY MAN, this is NOT a natural born virus. I don’t care what they say……they are ALL LIARS!!!

  4. More BULLSHIT –
    Don’t put your energy in to this GARBAGE devised as the Mass Human Depopulation tool.
    Both the WHO and Fauci are bags of VOMIT to flush down the toilet..

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