WHO chief hopeful of coronavirus vaccine within a year

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

-PTC News