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Disease experts warn: ‘The world needs a reality check’

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WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove wrote in her notebook before a keynote address "the world needs a reality check" after becoming increasingly concerned about the rise in coronavirus infections. 

Reports have found Covd-19 has been rising rapidly in places where there has been a low vaccine uptake and it has been confirmed the delta variant is the most transmissible than earlier strains. However, despite this, there has been a lack of social distancing and mask wearing from the public. 

“We’re getting further away from the end than we should be. We’re in a bad place right now globally,” Van Kerkhove has said.

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Source: The Washington Post, 17 July 2021

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