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W.H.O. Official Says Africa is ‘On Track for Controlling the Pandemic’

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W.H.O. Official Says Africa is ‘On Track for Controlling the Pandemic’

The World Health Organization’s regional director for Africa said the continent could manage living with the coronavirus if a downward trend in new cases holds and vaccinations are increased.

As we stand here today, we’re finally able to say that if the current trends hold, there is light at the end of the tunnel. As long as we remain vigilant and we act intensively, particularly on vaccination, the continent is on track for controlling the pandemic. It’s been an extremely difficult two years, but against all odds, Africa is weathering this terrible storm. The continent’s long history and experience with large outbreaks, excuse me, along with an accumulation of learnings and expertise since the onset of Covid-19, has seen the response become more effective with each new wave. A steady supply of doses is now reaching our shores, so the focus needs to be on translating those into actual shots in people’s arms.

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