December 28th local time, WHO held a regular press conference on COVID-19.
Michael Ryan, head of the WHO Health Emergency Project, said that the main goal of the COVID-19 vaccine is to avoid severe patients and deaths, in order to protect front-line health workers and vulnerable groups to reduce the impact of COVID-19.
It is expected that the novel coronavirus can be controlled, but more effective vaccination programs and control measures are needed to eliminate the novel coronavirus.
In the future, the novel coronavirus may become an endemic virus. If effective vaccinations are adopted globally, the threat posed by COVID-19 will be low.