Covid ‘still running rampant’ worldwide, warns creator of Oxford vaccine

Posted by on October 6, 2021 2:00 pm
Categories: Global Stories

Prof Sarah Gilbert says failure to provide jabs to poor countries risks more deaths and dangerous new variants of virus

Coronavirus is “still running rampant” worldwide and the failure to ensure poorer countries can access vaccines risks more deaths and the emergence of potentially dangerous new variants, the creator of the Oxford jab has warned.

Pleading for immediate action to enable wider distribution of jabs across the world, Prof Dame Sarah Gilbert said the “ever-evolving” virus “continues to circulate unchecked”, and, as a result, every country in the world now faces the threat of “further Sars-CoV-2 variants” this winter.

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