The World Health Organization says it is not seeing a lot of cases of people getting reinfected with the new mutation of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.
The WHO’s Dr. Maria van Kerkhove says there are ongoing studies to determine if patients, who have been infected with the BA.1 sub-lineage, do in fact get reinfected with the BA.2 sub-lineage.
Van Kerkhove says preliminary results do not show an increased risk of getting reinfected.
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- WHO to continue working to boost the availability of vaccines.
- Only 5% of eligible South Africans have received Covid-19 booster dose.
- Prof. Barry Schoub: Adjusted vaccination regime may lead to uptake in Covid-19 booster-shots.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 25, 2022
The World Health Organization has cautioned against the abolishing of Covid-19 isolation protocols.
The WHO’s Dr. Maria van Kerkhove says allowing people who test positive to continue engaging with others will lead to the further spread of the virus.
She says proper testing also ensures that those, who may end up in hospital with severe forms of the virus, get early treatment and care.
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- Phaahla concerned about decline in the number of Covid-19 vaccinations being administered.
- More than 30.3-million doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered nationwide.
- Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator initiative needs US$ 23-billion to facilitate global delivery of Covid-19 vaccines.
In the last week alone, almost 75,000 deaths from #COVID19 were reported to WHO.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) February 17, 2022
The World Health Organization says the vast majority of people who currently are admitted to hospital for Covid-19 treatment are unvaccinated.
Technical Lead at the WHO Health Emergencies Programme, Dr. Maria van Kerkhove again reiterated that the only way in which people can protect themselves against severe forms of the disease is to get their injection as soon as possible.
Van Kerkhove says vaccination would also suppress the possibility of new variant from developing.
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- WHO hopes to, by February 2022, deliver at least 30% of required doses of Covid-19 vaccines to the African continent.
- Promises to deliver at least 50% of the required doses of Covid-19 – needed to vaccinate 60% of the African population – as soon as possible.
- WHO: Majority of African countries past their third-wave peaks.
We are in a race to vaccinate 40% of people in every country by end of 2021 and 70% by mid-2022.
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) September 25, 2021