The diplomat noted that a Covid-19 vaccine was "no panacea in a pandemic."
“A vaccine alone cannot solve this crisis, certainly not in the near term. We need to massively expand new and existing tools that can respond to new cases and provide vital treatment to suppress transmission and save lives, especially over the next 12 months," Guterres stated.
He emphasized that because the virus “respects no borders,” a vaccine must be seen as “a global public good,” affordable and available to all, which requires “a quantum leap in funding.”
As we reported earlier, on September 8, the Health Ministry of Russia released the first batch of the Sputnik V vaccine against Covid-19 to the civil circulation.
“The first batch of the vaccine for prevention of the new coronavirus infection Gam-COVID-Vac (Sputnik V), developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology of the Health Ministry of Russia, passed all necessary trials on quality in the laboratories of the Federal Service for Surveillance in Healthcare and released to the civil circulation,” the ministry informed.