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WHO names condition for achievement of herd immunity to COVID

16:02, 14 January 2021
WHO names condition for achievement of herd immunity to COVID Photo: Sergey Bulkin/NEWS.ru

Some 70 percent of the world’s population needs to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity, WHO Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge said, RIA Novosti reports.


This is a step-by-step process, he noted.

He added that WHO maintains a positive attitude and expects that more and more vaccines for coronavirus will receive permission from the organization for emergency use.

However, for now, it is essential to maintain the existing anti-epidemiological measures, he said.

Italian doctors have discovered a new mutation of the coronavirus, similar to the recently identified UK strain, NEWS.ru reported earlier. According to the specialists, the Italian COVID-19 has existed in the Apennines since August 2020.