WHO Spokesperson, who made special statements to A Haber. Harris made very specific statements about the Kovid-19 vaccine and the course of the epidemic.
The statements of the WHO Spokesperson are as follows:
The issue of vaccination is the decision that every country must take on a national scale. As the World Health Organization, we are not saying that “you have to make it mandatory”. This would be more helpful if people could understand these three things themselves. Why should they be vaccinated? Who should be vaccinated and how can they do it strategically? You have to start with the most risky groups first and then move on to the other groups.
” WE MUST FOLLOW THE MEASURES FOR 6 MORE MONTHS ”
From different studies that have been done by different groups from different companies and we now have a lot of work, we have seen that there is a really high level of efficiency. In the studies, half of the people were given the actual vaccine, while the other half were given a fake vaccine or a placebo. It seems that 90 percent of the people given the actual vaccine do not get the disease. This is of course very good news. There is something important to understand here. There is still a lot we need to learn about the virus. We also need to know whether the vaccine prevents people from transmitting the virus. Because people may have contracted the virus even before they were vaccinated. That’s why we still need to know if the virus has a chance to spread from person to person. Of course, we still need to continue to comply with all other measures to prevent this contamination. We should put on our masks and wash our hands without getting close to each other and in small, closed and clean environments without circulation. In other words, all these measures are absolutely vital and we must comply with all measures for at least 6 more months.
“ WE WILL FINISH THE PANDEMY WITH THE VACCINE ”
If we apply all the necessary and the vaccine properly, that is, if we start from the most risky groups first and can do this in every country in the world, we can end this pandemic by working in cooperation and using this wonderful tool vaccine, without leaving all other measures.
“ THERE IS EVIDENCE THAT MUTATION AFFECTS THE VACCINE ”
There are definitely many changes going on with this virus. Yeah, maybe it’s changing slowly, which is a good thing for us, but it’s definitely changing. Scientists are also closely watching whether some of these mutations will affect the vaccine. We can talk about clear evidence that this can happen. Science must continue to monitor the virus. To prevent the virus from mutating, we need to prevent it from learning how to mutate. We have to stop it from passing from one person to another. It is absolutely vital that all public health measures continue, social distance, not gathering indoors, use of masks and strict attention to hygiene, so that vaccines can work.
“ THE RELIABILITY OF THE BASIC VACCINE IN HUMAN ”
Different vaccines use different technologies. Some use old technology and some use new technology. The important thing is that they are evaluated, safety studies have been done. That’s why we call them Phase 1, Phase 2, Phase 3. Phase 1 and Phase 2 are mainly about the safety of vaccines. Of course, its effectiveness is also working, but what is essential is the reliability of the vaccine in humans. Phase 3, on the other hand, takes into account the safety of the vaccine while looking at the protection of the vaccine so that more vaccines can be made.
“ DATA PROVED THE RELIABILITY OF THE EXAM ”
Experiments, trials and data sent to WHO show that it has a very good safety profile, and there are very hopeful data about effectiveness. At WHO we expect to see more and we have requested full files from all manufacturers and currently only approved emergency use to Pfizer Biontech. We continue to examine the others. So far, the two main points people should look at are whether this is safe and effective, and we’re definitely seeing very good improvements at this point.
Unfortunately, we still face a very serious spread all over the world, without a doubt. Every day we see a record number of cases and, unfortunately, a record number of deaths again. We have given many victims to this disease. 1.8 million people died. Of course, this is just the part we know, and many people we don’t know probably died of this disease. Those who have a severe form of the disease need to enter intensive care due to very severe symptoms. This requires a large health army composed of nurses, doctors, ambulance officers, and other healthcare professionals to ensure their survival. So if too many patients come to hospitals, it becomes very difficult. So actually it comes down to the end and is based on numbers, it’s a matter of calculation. If very large communities of people get the virus, and 10 percent of them are seriously ill, there are huge problems in the health system, we have seen this in many countries. We saw that some patients had to be cared for in ambulances or in unsuitable places for patient care because the hospitals were overflowing. I want to make a call to everyone: We can all do something about it, it’s in our hands. If we comply with all measures together, the numbers will decrease, we have seen this over and over again. The numbers have dropped in countries that have already done this and the lives of many people have been saved.
” THE VIRUS IS COMING FASTER AND EASY NOW ”
Yes, this is actually an important point. We’ve been watching the virus and its mutations closely for a year. The virus is changing slowly, which gives us time to stop the infections by preventing them, but the virus has changed. Now, the new virus we see in England, which we call the UK variant, and the South African variant shows us that: Both variants are much more effective and rapidly transmitted. The information these countries convey to us is in this direction. If the virus can be transmitted much more quickly and effectively, we need to be much faster at doing all the things we know to prevent transmission. We have to stop collecting; We must stop being in crowded, closed and stuffy areas. As I always say, please open your windows. Yeah, I know it’s cold. The weather here is -2 degrees now, but as soon as someone enters my room, I open the windows.
In this century, we saw three coronaviruses transmitted from animals to humans. There was Sars (Kovid-1) in China and Hong Kong, which spread from animals to humans and then spread all over the world. There was Mers coming out of the Middle East. Now there is Kovid-19. This virus kills much more people than Sars and Mers. Sars killed 10 percent of people, and Mers 30 percent. The good thing about them was that they couldn’t spread themselves effectively. But Kovid-19 does this very well, and therefore, although its percentage is low, it has infected too many people and took a lot of lives.
” WE WILL BET THE CORONAVIRUS IN 2021 ”
I want to tell everyone this: 2021 will be the year we will beat this epidemic. Ultimately, there will come times when we can also physically hug each other, but now hug each other virtually. Vaccines have great potential, but we must also prevent transmission of this virus. If everybody cares, we will defeat this epidemic altogether.
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