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WHO’s Chief Scientist Warns the Pandemic Isn’t Slowing Down

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WATCH@ WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan discusses the race against new variants and the potential need for vaccine booster shots.Source: Bloomberg

Coronavirus infections are rising across most regions of the world as the delta variant spreads, clear evidence that the pandemic isn’t on the wane, said the World Health Organization’s chief scientist.

While vaccination levels in some countries are reducing severe cases and hospitalizations, large parts of the world face oxygen shortages, a lack of hospital beds and higher mortality, said the WHO’s Soumya Swaminathan in an interview with Bloomberg Television.