New COVID-19 variants may have the potential to evade the effects of Covid vaccines. The World Health Organization (WHO); expressed its concern over the fading of COVID-19 vaccines as the virus is evolving all around the world.
The Effect of Current Covid Vaccines will Fade Away with Emerging Variants
Amid rising Coronavirus variants across the world, the WHO is concerned about the fading of Covid vaccines. The global health body stated that variants that can ultimately fade away the potential of Coronavirus are continuously rising. On the other hand, several rich nations are looking forward to a third booster jab while poorer nations are longing for even a single dose. Henceforth, the WHO has asked the rich nations to put their inoculation drive for a third dose on hold currently and let that of poorer nations pick up.
WHO Envoy Triggers at the Need of a Third Booster Jab
David Nabarro, a WHO envoy stated the emerging COVID-19 variants; have the capacity to evade the effects of the current Covid vaccines. New Coronavirus variants will emerge in a few months or years; and will have a serious impact on the vaccines that are in use now. Moreover, this is an ongoing battle and we all are bound to fight this together. Amid these situations, some countries like the UK and the US are planning to inoculate their vulnerable population with a booster jab. These jabs are given to people who are already vaccinated, increasing the gap between the rich and poor nations.
Rich Nations Should Expand their Manufacturing Unit for Poor Countries
David emphasized prioritizing global needs rather than implementing political agendas. Henceforth, rich countries should currently focus on providing Covid vaccines to poorer nations; rather than inoculating citizens who are already vaccinated. There are several nations that are longing for a single dose of the vaccine.
Although the emerging variants lessen the effect of vaccines; the threat of the virus is constantly rising. It is very important to vaccinate the whole world as soon as possible. And it is only possible when rich countries cooperate with the global health bodies and expand their manufacturing unit.