New coronavirus variants could “become fully resistant to current vaccines or past infection,” says the head of the World Health Organization (WHO).
- Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO head, said Wednesday at a press conference that new variants of Covid-19 could “evade our countermeasures,” including vaccinations.
- This means that current vaccines against the disease, or even previous infections, will be ineffective at protecting people from new versions of the virus.
- Nevertheless, Ghebreyesus maintains that the solution is “adding” more vaccines, raising questions about the WHO’s approach to the virus.
- “Is there any other vaccine in history that required three doses in a year and yet still didn’t prevent transmission of the virus it was meant to protect against?” asked Matt Walsh on Twitter.
WHAT GHEBREYESUS SAID ABOUT COVID BOOSTER VACCINES:
“No country can boost its way out of the pandemic,” Tedros said earlier this month.
- The WHO has already warned that a “blanket” approach vaccine booster shot programs like those currently in use could “prolong” the pandemic by allowing the virus to continue to spread and possibly cause mutations in countries with low vaccination rates, Forbes notes.
- Although the ineffectiveness of vaccines against new variants raises questions about vaccine efficacy overall, WHO chief Ghebreyesus’ concern is “ending health inequity,” highlighting the WHO’s adoption of CRT’s (Critical Race Theory) terminology.