June 28, Nobel laureates, former leaders of countries, political and religious figures signed an appeal to all world leaders, international organizations and governments to take all measures in order to make a vaccine for coronavirus COVID-19 “the global common good, free from any patent rights.”
This treatment was established on the initiative of Muhammad Yunus, the Nobel peace prize winner from Bangladesh. It was signed by 17 Nobel laureates, former presidents, 20, 15 former Prime Ministers and more than 100 politicians, figures of science and culture, and community leaders. Among them former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev, former President of the European Commission and former Prime Minister of Italy Romano Prodi, actors and human rights activists George Clooney and Sharon stone, businessman Richard Branson and many others.
“We appeal to governments, foundations, charitable organizations, persons engaged in charities, social enterprises with a request to distribute vaccines worldwide. We invite all social, political and health organizations, to reaffirm our collective responsibility to protect all vulnerable persons associated with poverty, discrimination, gender, disease, loss of independence or functionality, or age”, – is spoken in the message.
The authors recalled that the approximate time of receiving the finished product is about 18 months.
“We need to develop an unambiguous procedure to determine what a fair level of income in exchange for the transfer of vaccines into the public domain. For this reason, the information provided by businesses, scientists and authorities must be timely, accurate, clear, complete and transparent. The results of the research should be in the public domain, making them available for any manufacturing facility,” the statement reads.
Flash coronavirus infection COVID-19 began in late 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Who believe that the coronavirus would pose a serious threat, until they invent a vaccine. According to the head of the European Agency of medicines Marco Kavaleri, in the best case, the vaccine will be ready next year. May 15, U.S. President Donald trump suggested that the coronavirus vaccine can be developed and tested by the end of 2020.
Currently about 120 trials of a vaccine against coronavirus SARS-COV-2 / COVID-19 worldwide, notes the BBC.