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WHO calls for booster pause to vaccinate poorer nations

The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for a suspension on booster vaccines for Covid-19 until at least the end of September. WHO Chief Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said a pause would allow for at least 10% of the population in every country to be vaccinated. A number of nations including Israel and Germany have announced plans to administer a third dose. But Dr Tedros has warned poorer nations are falling behind. According to the WHO, low-income countries have only been able to administer 1.5 doses for every 100 people due to a lack of supply. Dr Tedros said that there needs to be a reversal and that the majority of vaccines should go to lower income countries.(Agencies)