(ORDO NEWS) – COVID-19 caused an incredibly strong blow not only to medicine, but also to the usual vaccination for everyone, which was carried out not only among children, but also among adults. The WHO began to panic, because herd immunity, which protected people from the spread of measles, has recently begun to decline at a tremendous rate.
It is reported by the WHO .
In 2020, over 22 million young children were left without their first measles vaccine. This figure is almost 3 million more than recorded in 2019. The second vaccination was also given to only 70% of small patients. It should be noted that for the full formation of herd immunity, it is required to vaccinate 95% of patients.
The experts added that over the past 20 years, this is the highest rate of measles unvaccinated, which is a fairly large threat. In the future, outbreaks of the disease may occur that will affect many people and children.
Already in 2020, specialists have registered many large outbreaks of the disease in 26 different countries. In addition to significantly deteriorating herd immunity globally, 24 vaccination campaigns that were planned in advance have been postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. To date, more than 93 million people are at risk of infection.
WHO representatives urge health authorities in different countries to do everything possible to ensure that measles vaccination is carried out, as before, regularly and in the right volumes. This will strengthen the herd immunity. The plan must be fulfilled before restrictions on the movement of people between different countries are lifted.
Earlier we wrote that the professor said that COVID-19 can become a common cold.
And also recall that analysts gave a forecast for the development of the coronavirus pandemic.
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