African countries need to be ready to wait for their share of the coronavirus vaccines, the director of the African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC), John Nkengasong, said Tuesday in a discussion at the annual World Economic Forum’s online summit. “We as a continent must recognize vaccines will not be here when we want them,” the director said. People in African countries will have to rely on alternative public health measures to stay healthy meanwhile, said Nkengsong, who is also the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Special Envoy to Africa. “Unfortunately, the continent is facing a very aggressive second wave of the pandemic,” he said, one that has brought higher mortality rates. Speaking from Ethiopia, Nkengasong was part of a digital discussion about how to vaccinate the global population against COVID-19. The talk, which would normally have been held as part of a week of events in Davos, Switzerland, included a panel of business and health care leaders currently involved in distributing doses of the vaccine to billions of people around the globe. Due to the global pandemic, the Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) is solely a virtual event Doses in ‘many, many countries’ by March COVAX, a WHO-led… Read full this story
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