WHO’s Tedros Concerned About ‘False Sense of Security’ From Vaccines, Warns Pandemic Not Over

World Health Organisation (WHO) director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday shared his concerns over what he calls is a “false sense of security that vaccines have ended the pandemic,” while warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. Speaking on the eve of Thanksgiving at a news briefing in Geneva, Tedros said the WHO was concerned that individuals from multiple countries across the globe who have received COVID-19 shots are no longer taking precautions to protect both themselves and others against the virus. The WHO chief also noted that at least 60 percent of all reported cases and deaths from COVID-19 globally were again coming from Europe last week. “The sheer number of cases is translating to unsustainable pressure on health systems and exhausted health workers,” he said. “In many countries and communities, we are concerned about a false sense of security that vaccines have ended the pandemic, and that people who are vaccinated …

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