News Desk (Channel TT): The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for new coronavirus vaccines, diagnostic methods and treatments to ensure equal access to all parts of the world.
The head of the company, Tedros Adanom Gabriasis, made the call while unveiling a plan to speed up the fight against coronavirus on Friday. The British news agency Reuters reported.
For the first time, Europe has begun experimental coronavirus vaccination in humans. A research team from the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom administered the vaccine to two volunteers last Thursday. In addition, a German antidote has recently received the green light for testing on humans. In the meantime, several potential antidotes have passed clinical trials and are ready for testing in humans.
At a virtual conference on Friday, WHO chief Tedros Adanom Gabriasis announced plans to speed up the development of drugs, diagnostics and vaccines to treat and prevent coronavirus. He termed this program as a groundbreaking cooperation. Describing lung disease as a common risk, he said it could only be defeated with a united front. “Experience has shown that not everyone can accept equally when a disease prevention material is available,” said Gabriasis. We can't let that happen this time.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told the conference that a 750 Crore Euro fund would be set up for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of corona. "This is just the first step. We will need more in the future," he said.