PAHO: Vaccines alone will not stop the surge

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Noting that COVID-19 vaccines to the Americas have slowed, Pan American Health Organization Director Dr Carissa Etienne yesterday urged countries to employ a ‘comprehensive strategy’ of more than vaccination, but also public health measures aimed at curbing the surging pandemic.

The Bahamas is experiencing a third wave of the virus, according to health experts.

Etienne said vaccines alone will not stop the surge.

“I cannot stress this enough – for most countries, vaccines are not going to stop this wave of the pandemic,” Etienne said during PAHO’s weekly media briefing.

“There are simply not enough of them available to protect everyone in the countries at greatest risk.”

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