Herd immunity approach for COVID-19 is unethical, says WHO Chief

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that that it is unethical to allow coronavirus to infect a large section of the population to build up immunity in society against it.

At a press conference in Geneva yesterday (12), WHO Chief, Tedros Ghebreyesus, said that the use of this tactic, known as herd immunity, was putting people at risk unnecessarily and in some instance it also causes death.

The number of COVID-19 infections in the world has now exceeded 37 million while the number of deaths has exceeded 1 million.

More than 7.8 million are infected cases and more than 200,000 deaths are reported from the United States.

As a result, the Trump administration was accused of using heard immunisations to control the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.

Some scientists believe it could be fatal for the Americans.

The head of the World Health Organization told a news conference yesterday that this tactic had never been used to build immunity against a virus.

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