The World Health Organization (WHO) today criticized the “slow” rate of vaccination against covida-19 in Europe in the face of worrying epidemiological conditions.
The WHO European branch said: “The slow rate of vaccination is extending the duration of the pandemic.” He pointed out that the number of new cases on the African continent has been increasing rapidly in the past five weeks.
Hans Kruger, head of WHO Europe, said: “Vaccines are the best way for us to get rid of the pandemic. They are not only effective, but they can also effectively limit infection. But the speed of vaccination is unacceptable. Unacceptable.”
Kruger said: “It needs to be clear: we need to speed up vaccine production, remove administrative barriers and exhaust all existing stocks.”
He added: “The situation in the region is actually the most worrying in recent months.”
According to the French press agency, in the European region of the World Health Organization in about fifty countries, including Russia and Central Asian countries, there were 24,000 new deaths last week, a total of close to one million.
The WHO warned that the number of new cases last week exceeded 1.6 million, compared with less than one million five weeks ago.