The world health organization embarked on the third phase testing of a potential vaccine against coronavirus. This was stated by the chief researcher who Soumya Swaminathan June 18. Fragments of her online briefing published on the YouTube channel of the United Nations.
“I’m optimistic, but the development of vaccines is a complex matter,” she said.
According to Swaminathan, the results of phase III trials will be clear whether the drug is effective and safe.
The who representative stressed that the organization now is considering how to distribute the vaccine. “Let’s say we have 50 or 100 million doses of vaccine until the end of the year. How to distribute them? Should the vaccine to first go to countries that are able to pay to vaccinate the entire population, or the doses have to go for vaccination of healthcare workers working at the leading edge, or first and foremost the most vulnerable individuals, i.e. elderly or people with concomitant diseases?” she said.
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.