No Herd Immunity in 2021 Despite COVID Vaccine Rollouts

In a major development, the World Health Organization’s (WHO’s) chief scientist has warned that even as numerous countries start rolling out vaccination programmes to stop COVID-19, herd immunity is highly unlikely this year, reports the Economic Times. 

Critical To Control Outbreaks

At a media briefing on January 11, Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said it was critical countries and their populations maintain strict social distancing and other outbreak control measures for the foreseeable future.


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