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WHO assumes global vaccination from Covid-19 to commence in mid-2021

Source : 112 Ukraine

The global race for development of the vaccine has been the fastest time scale the Organization has ever seen, official says
14:58, 20 July 2020

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The World Health Organization (WHO) hopes that the global vaccination campaign against coronavirus would begin in the middle of the next year. Soumya Swaminathan, Deputy Head of the WHO said so as quoted by DPA.

"So if we are very practical, then we are looking at the middle of 2021 when we will have a vaccine that can be widely deployed," she said.

Swaminathan admitted that just three months passed between the release of genetic sequence of the new virus and the first clinical tests of the vaccine.

Related: U.S. vaccine against coronavirus causes strong immune response in 45 patients

Besides, the official claimed that the global race for development of the vaccine has been the fastest time scale the Organization has ever seen.

Currently, 17 vaccines are tested worldwide, with people being test subjects. Currently, the WHO favors the one developed by the Oxford university; it was the first to enter Phase 3 of clinical tests.

Related: Vaccine against Covid-19 to arrive in Ukraine no earlier than spring of 2021

Over the last 24 hours, 77 new cases of Covid-19 were confirmed in Kyiv. Kyiv mayor Vitaliy Klitschko posted this on his Telegram channel.

Among those who got sick there are 36 women aged from 18 to 82; 38 men aged from 18 to 76, and three girls aged three, seven and twelve. 

15 patients were taken to hospitals; the others stay on self-isolation, under supervision of doctors.

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