Herd immunity against the novel is highly anticipated Corona virus It is unlikely to occur in many parts of the world until the end of 2021, a World Health Organization official said this week warning that it would be “important” for the next few months.
“We are approaching the beginning of the end, and we can see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Dr. Samia Swaminathan, WHO’s chief scientist. CNBC Wednesday. “However, there is still a tunnel we need to go through and the next few months will be very important.”
Speaking to Herd Immunity, he continued, “This is going to take until the end of 2021, when the population in some countries will start to see an increase in immunity.”
In the United States, Dr. Anthony Fossi, the country’s leading epidemiologist, recently said that herd immunity could be achieved At least 75% of people should get the COVID-19 vaccine, He expects to be widely available in the spring.
Speaking to CNBC, Swaminathan warned that the herd should “keep our safety” until it reaches immunity, i.e. take precautionary measures recommended by critical expert such as wearing a mask and social exclusion – until that time.
“We have to do all the things we know that will reduce the spread and make people more likely to get sick,” he said. “We look forward to – definitely by the end of next year – for the best film, I think the next few months will be tough.”
Swaminathan spoke briefly with CNBC about the new corona virus strain identified in the UK, noting that although it is contagious, the variant “does not appear to increase clinical severity or make things worse”.
He said the two Govt-19 jabs, which have been urgently approved in many countries, including the United States, could be “easily” replaced if needed – although he expects them to be safe against any new variants currently.
“If there is a need, it can be done,” he said. “But at the moment, I think most people believe that the current generation of vaccines should work well.”
On the same day that Swaminathan’s comments came out, Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that another variant of the Corona virus novel had been discovered in two individuals who had been linked to cases that arose from a recent trip to South Africa.
This variant, the second recently identified in the country, is “highly contagious and appears to be more mutant than the new variant found in the UK,” he said.
The report was contributed by Alexandria Hein of Fox News.