WHO warns vaccinated people are apt to be infected and infect others

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. Photo: upi.com

The World Health Organization is concerned about people inoculated against the coronavirus developing a "false sense of security".

COVID vaccines work, but cannot fully prevent the transmission of the virus, and those inoculated become infected and infect others. This was stated at a briefing in Geneva by the Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the UPI news agency reported on November 25.

"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 do not need to take any other precautions," he said. "If you are vaccinated, you have a much lower risk of severe disease and death, but you are still at risk of being infected, and of infecting others."

WHO warns that while Europe has once again become the epicenter of the pandemic, no country in the region can say that the worst is over, Ghebreyesus explained.

"It's important for all countries to surge their capacities now to ensure the right measures are in place to avert the worst consequences of any future waves," he said.

To prevent the spread of the pandemic, the Director-General of WHO called for all precautions to be taken, in particular to maintain social distance, avoid crowds, meet people in the open air or in well-ventilated spaces.

The UOJ also wrote that WHO calls on all European countries to introduce mandatory COVID vaccination.

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