Coronavirus: WHO says vaccines won’t prevent short-term COVID-19 surge

World Health Organization (WHO) Health Emergencies Programme head Michael Ryan. (AFP)

The World Health Organization does not believe there will be enough quantities of coronavirus vaccines in the next three to six months to prevent a surge of infections, its top emergency expert said on Wednesday.

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“We are not going to have sufficient vaccinations in place to prevent a surge in cases for three to six months,” Mike Ryan told a social media event, calling on people to maintain social distancing and respect other measures to restrict the spread of COVID-19.

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