WHO says Coronavirus vaccine unlikely before 2021.
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The World Health Organization has stated that even though good progress is being made to make a New Coronavirus vaccine, it is unlikely that the world may see a vaccine out, before 2021.
Mike Ryan, WHO Emergencies Programme Head, said:
“We’re making good progress. Realistically it is going to be the first part of next year before we start seeing people getting vaccinated.”
Mike Ryan added:
“And we need to be fair about this, because this is a global good. Vaccines for this pandemic are not for the wealthy, they are not for the poor, they are for everybody.”
“Best case is the results are in by end of year and a small stockpile is available. Still takes time to produce, distribute, and administer at global scales. Could be mid-2021 if nothing goes wrong.”
Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, USA, said about the availability of a vaccine for Coronavirus, in an interview with Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO:
“[W]e should know as we get into the mid to late fall, early winter, but probably late fall, whether we have candidates that really are safe and effective. If that’s the case, by the time we get to the end of this year, the beginning of calendar year 2021, we may have vaccine, one or more candidate, that is actually safe and effective.”
Soumya Swaminathan, World Health Organisation, Chief Scientist, said:
“We have now over 20 candidates in clinical studies. So we are hopeful that a couple of them will work. It would be very unlucky if all of them fail. So if we are very practical; then we are looking at the middle of 2021 when we will have a vaccine that can be widely deployed. Of course it’s impossible to predict.”
The COVID-19 pandemic began its killing journey in Wuhan, China, in December 2019. Since then, about 631,000 people have died and there are about 15.4 million cases globally, because of Coronavirus.
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