The Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that scientists have predict that the world may have a coronavirus vaccine within one year or even a few months earlier.
Adhanom underlined the importance of global cooperation to develop, manufacture and distribute vaccines to curb the spread of coronavirus.
However, it will be a challenge to distribute the vaccine after it becomes available and will require political will, Tedros Adhanom said during a meeting with the European Parliament’s Committee for Environment, Public Health and Food Safety.
The WHO also stated that there can be another option that the vaccine be given only to those who are most vulnerable to the pandemic. Currently, around 100 Covid-19 vaccine candidates are in various stages of development.
Director-General of WHO said that the contagion disease has highlighted the importance of global solidarity and that the health should not be seen as a cost but an investment.
He also stressed the need for EU leadership globally and that the countries across the world must strengthen primary health care and crisis preparedness.
Director-General also said that the situation in the EU has improved significantly. Adding, he said that coronavirus is still circulating across the globe, with around 4 million new cases in the last month.