The covid pandemic is “far from over,” the emergency committee of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday, which has insisted on countries to recognize all vaccines approved by the agency.
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This committee meets every three months to take stock of the situation. Thus, after their last meeting last week, he has published a statement in which he states that “although progress has been made thanks to greater use of covid vaccines and their treatments, the analysis of the current situation and forecasting models indicate that the pandemic is far from over . “
The committee also indicated that it decided unanimously that the pandemic constitutes an extraordinary event that continues to harm the health of populations around the world, poses a risk of international spread and disruption of international traffic, and requires a coordinated international response.
A health worker prepares a dose of a Janssen vaccine at a mobile vaccination point in Ciutat Meridiana.
Those vaccinated with Janssen will receive a second booster dose
Covid passport, insufficient internationally
Thus, in its recommendations to governments, the committee continues to oppose the principle of the vaccine passport in international travel, due to the unequal distribution of immunizers in the world.
In this, it also asks the States “to recognize the vaccines that have received authorization for emergency use” from the WHO. And so far, the WHO has approved two messenger RNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer / BioNTech), two Chinese immunizers from Sinopharm and Sinovac, one from Johnson & Johnson and various versions of Astrazeneca.