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Despite Vaccines, Covid-19 Herd Immunity Won't be Achieved in 2021: WHO

A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO). (File photo/Reuters)

A logo is pictured outside a building of the World Health Organization (WHO). (File photo/Reuters)

"We are not going to achieve any levels of population immunity or herd immunity in 2021," WHO's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a briefing, stressing the need to continue measures like physical distancing, hand washing and mask wearing to rein in the pandemic.

Despite the vaccines against Covid-19 being rolled out in a number of countries, the World Health Organization warned Monday that herd immunity would not be achieved this year.

"We are not going to achieve any levels of population immunity or herd immunity in 2021," WHO's chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan told a briefing, stressing the need to continue measures like physical distancing, hand washing and mask wearing to rein in the pandemic.


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