Within eight months after the start of the pandemic coronavirus in the world are developing more than 200 potential vaccines against COVID-19. This was at the briefing on July 31 said the General Director of the world organization of health tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus. The transcript of the speech published on the who website.
“Less than eight months from the start of the pandemic in the development of more than 200 potential vaccines, more than 20 are in the stage of testing on people,” he said.
According to him, who provides coordination of clinical trials of vaccines, keeps a register and assesses progress in development, and “determines the desired characteristics of safe and effective vaccines”.
Of ghebreyesus also urged “to provide all people with access to the fruits of innovation.” “We have to make sure that vaccines, diagnostic tools and therapy COVID-19 are global public goods, and not another cause [of social injustice]”, – stressed the head of the who.
Flash coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. March 11, 2020, the world health organization declared the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
By 31 July the coronavirus in the world contracted 17.4 million people, victims COVID-19 were more than 675 thousand people have been cured of 10.18 million patients.