SunstarTV Bureau: “A vaccine on its own will not end the Covid19 pandemic”, said Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom.
He further added the importance of continuation of surveillance, testing, isolating & caring for cases, tracing & quarantining contacts, engaging communities and encouraging individuals to be careful.
A vaccine on its own will not end the #COVID19 pandemic. We will still need to continue:
-Testing, isolating & caring for cases
-Tracing & quarantining contacts
-Encouraging individuals to be careful #ACTogether #EB147
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) November 16, 2020
Initial supply of Covid 19 vaccines will be limited, so health workers, older people & other at-risk populations will be prioritised. That will hopefully reduce the number of deaths & enable health systems to cope, but the virus will still have a lot room to move, said Adhanom.