The pandemic is not just far from over — it is in a “critical moment where we are all under threat,” due to rising new variants and vaccine inequality, according to WHO spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris.
Experts have warned that the world needs to be vaccinated against COVID to avoid a prolonged pandemic.
, public health experts say. Yet the vast majority of the global population remains unvaccinated (just 3.7 billion out of 10-12 billion recommended doses have been distributed).More people have died of COVID-19 since Jan. 4, 2021 than the whole of last year, according to an ABC analysis of
WHO data.The pandemic is not just far from over -- it is in a “critical moment where we are all under threat,” due to rising new variants and vaccine inequality, according to WHO spokesperson Dr. Margaret Harris. The course of the virus, she said, is that it is likely to become “endemic” -- meaning it will not disappear, but eventually could become manageable like the other coronaviruses in circulation.
But a true end to the pandemic will likely only happen with the artificial immunity conferred by mass vaccination, according to Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.Ahn Young-Joon/APA medical worker in a booth takes a nasal sample from a woman at a Coronavirus testing site in Seoul, South Korea, July 20, 2021. headtopics.com
MORE: Statistics show the stark risks of not getting vaccinated against COVID-19“You have countries that are making good progress toward building an immunity shield,” he told ABC News. “When you look at the rest of the world, a very small percentage of the population [is] being vaccinated."
The stark vaccine disparity is far from lost on people in Indonesia, who in the last few months have seen the delta variant rip through their communities, overrunning hospitals, filling graveyards and leaving family and friends who’ve lost loved ones in anguish.
In scenes reminiscent of when India was at its devastating peak earlier this year, there is a clamor for oxygen canisters in Indonesia -- now the coronavirus epicenter of the region. Afflicted families, turned away from hospital wards, are taking treatment into their own hands. For two weeks, Defitio Pratama, 27, a marketing salesman based just outside Jakarta, took care of his sick mother at home.
MORE: How COVAX is helping get COVID-19 vaccines to poorer countries“We had no idea what to do at that time since we did not have oxygen tank at hand,” he told ABC News in Jakarta, where there are long lines for scarce oxygen cylinders. “I started contacting friends and families for oxygen tank, I even went all the way to other city when I found my mother’s friend offering to lend theirs. We could not take my mother to hospital because they kept rejecting us, we had no choice but to treat her at home.” headtopics.com
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Is it better or worse since the vaccine was created? LOL Everything you print says it is worse. But you also are still printing about Stormy Daniels so yea, zero credibility. This post has been determined to be propaganda by an independent fact checker. Democrats think we have to be smarter than Covid. Republicans think we have to be stronger. Same for Climate Change, foreign policy, infrastructure, education, healthcare etc.
As we know the vaccine is for the Coronavirus, which as we know mutates all the time. The Delta variant it's just first of mutations to come and then the vaccine won't work. Vaccine for SARS will work and the Coronavirus can go back to being the leading cause of the common cold If you get the virus & then have immunity, does it also increase the percentage of Heard Immunity? JoeBiden vp seems to only want to push vaccinations and not study or report the actual strength of natural immunity over the vaccine. Makes you wonder what is really going on?🤔
The solution is right in front of us. GetVaccinated If we have vaccine inequity that falls at the feet of the current administration. It’s over for me.
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Thanks to anti vaxxer scum bags. DNR CancelTheirInsurance FDA novavax The vaccines are the virus It is hard to admit the emperor was naked,but,that's the truth the rising cases will only harm the unvaccinated. if people choose to be unvaccinated that’s up to them. survival of the fittest. don’t limit society based on the dumbest batch of idiots that live within it. and stop the fear mongering
Admit it, vaccines and masks never changed anything. Fauci became the so called hero, kept his job and made a bunch of money.The only one who took advantage from all those chaos is Fauci and pharmacy companies. .It's a hoax between Fauci and Biden from beginning I refuse to have the government tell me what I can and can't do. CLOSE THE SOUTHERN BORDER
Olympian Who Tested Positive For COVID-19 Slams Quarantine Conditions As 'Inhuman'“Not having any outside air is so inhuman,” Dutch Olympic skateboarder Candy Jacobs said in an Instagram video. First world problem. My COVID-19 relief plan - QUIT all your GOOD habits of Smoking, Alcohol, Drug, PORN, Premarital Sex/Extramarital Affair..to make yourself mentally & physically healthy..to make your immune system STRONG..to avoid attacks of any virus. GROW-UP at least after facing this Corona.. My COVID-19 relief plan -- QUIT all your GOOD habits of Smoking, Alcohol, Drug, PORN, Premarital Sex/Extramarital Affair..to make yourself mentally & physically healthy..to make your immune system STRONG..to avoid attacks of any virus. GROW-UP at least after facing this Corona.
Some people are seeking out a second dose of Covid-19 vaccine after getting J&J shotJason Gallagher, an infectious disease pharmacist in Philadelphia had gotten the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine through a clinical trial in November, but this summer he didn't like the direction Covid-19 cases were taking due to variants. That'll look good on the profit margin chart. Smart move J&J. Imagine getting the vaccine🤡 More fear 😡 post great news
Pfizer Raises Full-Year Outlook on Covid-19 Vaccine SalesThe pharmaceutical company’s Covid-19 vaccine co-developed with BioNTech contributed $7.8 billion to Pfizer’s total sales of $18.98 billion in the latest quarter. Shocking...and people think it's not all about the dollar. 😂🤦♂️😳 Well people are awake now, they'll fail badly now Go get your free shot, y'all
LA County COVID-19 hospitalizations nearly double in 2 weeksLos Angeles County is seeing an uptick in COVID-19-related hospitalizations, with the number of patients nearly doubling over the last two weeks, health officials said.
Pfizer data suggest third dose of Covid-19 vaccine 'strongly' boosts protection against Delta variantA third dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine can 'strongly' boost protection against the Delta variant -- beyond the protection afforded by the standard two doses, suggests new data released by Pfizer on Wednesday. tnnflt ☺️ Possible kill you in 10 years… New data suggests two condoms provide extra protection than the standard one.