Published On: Tue, Aug 18th, 2020

WHO calls for widespread flu vaccinations this year

GENEVA (Reuters) – The world must administer widespread anti-flu vaccinations this year to help to ward off the risk of complicating coronavirus infections, World Health Organization senior adviser Bruce Aylward said on Tuesday.

A healthcare worker takes a swab sample from a woman at a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) drive in test centre at Rome’s San Giovanni hospital in Rome, Italy, August 18, 2020.

More than 21.9 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 772,647​ have died, according to a Reuters tally.

WHO epidemiologist Maria Van Kerkhove told a briefing in Geneva that studies to date showed that less than 10% of the population has evidence of antibodies against the virus.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: Reuters

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