WHO: Vaccine Needed to Fully Halt COVID-19 Transmission

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WHO: Vaccine Needed to Fully Halt COVID-19 Transmission

"We know that COVID-19 spreads fast, and we know that it is deadly, 10 times more deadly than the 2009 flu pandemic," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from Geneva.

There have been more than 1,853,300 reported infections since the virus emerged in China in December.

The United States has recorded 22,109 deaths, making it the hardest-hit country. It also has the highest number of reported infections with 557,590 cases.

Italy has registered 19,899 deaths, Spain 17,489, France 14,393 and Britain 10,612.

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Monday that the best way to ensure a complete halt of the coronavirus would be with a vaccine.

"We know that COVID-19 spreads fast, and we know that it is deadly, 10 times more deadly than the 2009 flu pandemic," WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a virtual briefing from Geneva.

There have been more than 1,853,300 reported infections since the virus emerged in China in December.

The United States has recorded 22,109 deaths, making it the hardest-hit country. It also has the highest number of reported infections with 557,590 cases.

Italy has registered 19,899 deaths, Spain 17,489, France 14,393 and Britain 10,612.

 

Source: AFP