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If Covid trends go on, it could be years before virus is controlled, says Paho

BOGOTA: If the spread of Covid-19 continues at current rates it will be years before the virus is controlled in the Americas, the Pan American Health Organization (Paho) said on Wednesday, as it called for countries to share excess vaccine doses.

There were almost 1.2 million new cases and 34,000 deaths in the region last week, and four of the five countries with the highest death counts worldwide are in the Americas, Paho Director Carissa Etienne said during the organisation’s weekly news conference.

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