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WHO estimates 90% of world population has immunity to COVID-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated on Friday (Dec. 2) that up to 90% of the world's population now has some resistance to COVID-19 while warning that decreased surveillance could leave the door open for the evolution of new variants.

"WHO estimates that at least 90% of the world's population now has some level of immunity to SARS-CoV-2 due to previous infection or vaccination," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19.

"We are much closer to being able to say that the emergency . . .

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