"My calculation is that to resolve concerns about variants, we need at least a 90% to 95% vaccination rate," epidemiologist Mary-Louise McLaws said at the National Press Club on Wednesday.
"If we can't, we need to cover at least 85% of the community, but I will actually consider trying to get as many vaccinations as possible...If people don’t get vaccinated at all, they have no chance to build their immunity at all."
Quarter ofPeople say他们会拒绝接种疫苗或还没有决定，这表明社区中的怀疑程度很高。
传染病专家Robert Booy和Sanjaya Senanayake 也加入McLaws 医生的小组讨论，他们呼吁国际“疫苗利他主义”，而不是疫苗民族主义，并宣称根据目前的估计，全世界will be至少六年内无法实现75％的全球免疫覆盖率。
“只有大约70个国家/地区开始为他们的人口接种疫苗，按照目前的疫苗接种率，估计我们will be大约六年内无法达到75％的全球疫苗接种率。不是一年或两年，而是六年，” Senanayake医生说。
When asked whether they agreed that the World Health Organization's COVID-XNUMX pandemic traceability investigation team obtained sufficient access during the investigation in China, the expert group said that the virus was extremely unlikely to originate in the laboratory.
Dr. McLaws warned that the disease is likely to originate in animals and that climate change will accelerate the emergence of new strains of the virus.
"It may come from the wild," she said. "As the climate changes, we may see more animal diseases transfer to the human world. Therefore, we really need to respect the climate and respect our nature."
Dr. Booy supported the work of WHO investigator Dominic Dwyer and announced that he believed the Australian professor would give a reliable report.
However, he warned that it is clear that information is not always available in China.
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