Don’t expect first COVID-19 vaccine until early 2021: WHO
Published: 09:23 AM, 23 July 2020 Updated: 10:45 AM, 23 July 2020
Researchers are making “good progress” in developing vaccines against Covid-19, with a handful in late-stage trials, but their first use cannot be expected until early 2021, a World Health Organisation expert said on Wednesday, reports Reuters.
Dr. Mike Ryan, head of WHO’s emergency program, said, “We’re making good progress. Noting that several vaccines were now in phase 3 trials and none had failed, so far, in terms of safety or ability to generate an immune response. Realistically it is going to be the first part of next year before we start seeing people getting vaccinated.”
The sooner the coronavirus vaccine becomes available, the better for humans as the number of coronavirus infections and deaths is increasing day by day.
According to worldometer, so far, 630,193 people have died from the deadly virus infection out of 15,373,614 coronavirus cases across the world. Of them, 9,349,192 have recovered.