WHO warns ‘Virus faster than vaccines’

World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus warned “the virus is moving faster than… vaccines” around the world, in response to the recent Group of Seven vaccine promise.

He said, “More than 10,000 people are dying every day … these communities need vaccines and they need them now, not next year.”

The United Nations health agency said 11 billion doses are needed to vaccinate the world’s population against the coronavirus, but the G7 only promised 870 million doses and funding for a further 130 million doses.

Meanwhile, do you know what, or who, is a “vaxinista?” The portmanteau joins “vaccinated” and “fashionista,” which has sprung up to describe pharmaceutical-inspired clothing and other mementos.

Clothing advertising “vaccination status” has been seen around the world, often on social media, and AstraZeneca and Pfizer vaccine-branded items are hugely popular online.

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