DISINFO: Vaccines are not effective against new strains
  • Outlet: sputnik.az (archived)*
  • Date of publication: July 13, 2021
  • Article language(s): Azerbaijani
  • Reported in: Issue 254
WHO coronavirus vaccination

DISINFO: Vaccines are not effective against new strains


Everyone is shocked: Vaccines are not effective against new strains of COVID-19.


A misleading title. Director-General of World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to whom the news refers, did not claim that the vaccines were not effective against the new strains of coronavirus. He said: “Variants are currently winning the race against vaccines because of inequitable vaccine production and distribution… It didn’t have to be this way and it doesn’t have to be this way going forward.”

It does not mean that the vaccines are not effective against the new strains. Numerous research presents data that proves that the vaccines are effective against the new strains.

See more disinformation cases about new strains such as Recognising vaccines is a political and economic decision or Oxford Study: Pfizer and Moderna vaccines cause 30 times more cases of blood clots.


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