Many countries are still facing disastrous situations and a good number of people are yet to be vaccinated.
If the restrictions are lifted in such a quick manner, those who are not vaccinated might face a lot of issues with the new variants cropping up with speed.
World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned that lifting of restrictions too quickly can be extremely disastrous for those who are yet to be vaccinated. The risk is not yet over and with the increased transmission of global variants like Delta, it could become fatal for many if the restrictions are lifted at this speed.
According to WHO Director General Tedros, “We see a two-track pandemic, many countries still face an extremely dangerous situation, while some of those with the highest vaccination rates are starting to talk about ending restrictions.”
Since the G-7 (Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and United States) leaders are about meet next week in England, Tedros said that they could help meet his target. At least 10 percent of the population in every country must be vaccinated by September end and 30 percent by the end of 2021.
250 million additional doses are needed by September to meet the targets. The G-7 nations have the power to meet the targets. Tedros also called on companies whose vaccines rely on mRNA technology to share their knowledge with the WHO’s Covid-19 Technology Access Pool.