At times good news is rarely found. But the WHO has now published positive statistics. According to this, the vaccination saved 500,000 people in Europe alone. However, the age group under 60 is not included in this estimate. The one from the WHO The published survey draws on data from more than half of the 53 countries in the European Region. Based on these numbers, the WHO assume that almost 160,000 lives were saved in England and around 39,000 in France. No data were available for the survey for 20 countries in the region, including Germany, the Netherlands, Russia and Turkey.
According to WHO European Director Hans Kluge, the study shows that the vaccines do what they promise: “They save lives by offering a high level of protection against severe disease and death,” said WHO-European director Hans Kluge. “In some countries, without the vaccines, the death toll would be twice as high today.” In the European Union, 67.7 percent of the population are vaccinated. However, there are enormous differences in the individual member states. The vaccination rate in Portugal is 86.7 percent, in Bulgaria only 25 percent.