Who will monitor the equal access to drugs against COVID-19

At the moment the world health organization could not provide a specific period of appearance of the vaccine. But as soon as it appeared, the international organization will make every effort to have it distributed on an equitable basis. Such statement during the briefing on 3 June was made by the Director of the European who regional office for Europe Dr Hans Kluge.

“In the framework of the strategic group of experts on immunization was established by the working group on vaccines and immunization COVID-19, one of whose goals is to ensure equal access to vaccines, — the speaker noted. Who also supported the idea of establishing a global pool of rights, knowledge, technology, vaccines and treatment regimens COVID-19”.

According to who at the moment in the European region recorded more than 2.2 million cases of coronavirus infection. Died more than 181 thousand people. “Despite the fact that the weekly number of cases has decreased by almost half compared to April, the risk remains very high, — said Kluge. In some countries we see a gradual stabilization and decline in new infections. Russia and Ukraine are also located on this road.”

The expert expressed the view that the second wave of coronavirus is not inevitable, but due to the fact that more and more countries remove restrictions, there is a clear danger of repeated bursts of infection COVID-19. “If they do not stop, then the second wave can occur and it can become very destructive. We still have no vaccine and treatment from COVID-19, but we learned a lot after the first wave, we will be better prepared if you start a new burst,” says Dr. Kluge. He stressed that for the timely response and effective relief of new outbreaks in all countries need to monitor the incidence of the novel coronavirus.

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