Photo: Courtesy Even as many individuals get vaccinated across the globe, the virus is still mutating and taking new forms. In Kenya, the Delta strain is now dominant and accounts for most of the new cases in the country. But the highly contagious and more deadly strain does not only affect the unvaccinated.
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photo courtesy: Indian Express CORONAVIRUS (Covid-19) was declared a Global Pandemic by WHO (World Health Organization) early in March 2020. Since it's unwelcome and untimely entry into the world, it has seen many countries face massive deaths as well as sabotaged economies. There's hopefully light at the end of the tunnel! A vaccine is being developed to curb the spread of the virus. However, it's success is dependent on getting enough governments funding as well as well as manufacturers commitment to produce
World Health Organization has warned countries over mixing the Covid-19 vaccines. The organization led by the Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has said that countries are endagering their citizens by giving them a mixture of vaccines. It says that there is little data available on possibility mixing of vaccines, hence urging them to be cautious.
Across the globe only 172 countries have now signed up for a vaccine development program that will ensure an equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccine, according to the announcement made by World Health Organization (WHO). According to World Health Organization, there are currently nine candidate vaccines which are part of the initiative with another nine under consideration. Maximizing the portfolio of vaccines increases the probability of success as individual vaccines historically have a high failure rate.