More than 200 million people worldwide have received a dose of the coronavirus vaccine, and a new report has warned that people with pre-existing health conditions could face a greater risk of developing new ones.
The report from the UK’s Royal College of Physicians says that in the past two years, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have all introduced a “coverage threshold” to prevent a doubling of the number of cases reported in their respective countries.
The threshold is set at 1 per cent of the population, and as the new year approaches, that number is set to increase to 2 per cent.
The guidelines are also set to allow countries to introduce new coverage thresholds on top of the one per cent threshold.
The number of COVID cases is expected to double in 2017, according to the report, and experts have warned that many of the infections will be linked to COVID, which has spread across much of the developed world.
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