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The World Health Organization said on Thursday that while potential coronavirus vaccines enter human trials late, it does not mean they are ready to be widely deployed to the general public.
This is not what Mike Ryan meant during an event hosted by the Aspen Security Forum with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt, said Mike Ryan, WHO’s executive director of emergency programs. “Phase three means this is the first time this vaccine has been introduced in the general population so that healthy individuals can see if this vaccine will protect them from natural infection.”
Phase three human trials have at least six potential vaccines, including those from drug companies Pfizer and Modern, Ryan said. He said that there are more than 150 developments worldwide.
Until now, all tests have been focused on safety and ensuring that vaccines induce immune responses in small numbers of people, he said. “They are a type of gate that has to go through the vaccine. It is not a gate. It is now a race for the vaccine to demonstrate that it can protect large numbers of people.”
WHO Director General Tedros Adnom Ghebius said that there is hope that scientists will find a safe and effective vaccine, but there is no guarantee.
He said, “We cannot say whether we have vaccines. We can or not.”
President Donald Trump said that by the end of the year the US may have a vaccine to stop Kovid-19 “in advance”.
Earlier in the day, Trump said that it is possible that the US could be a safe and effective vaccine for coronovirus before the upcoming US presidential election on November 3.
“Oh I think, I think in some cases, it’s possible before,” Trump, who is seeking a reunion, told conservative TV personality Geraldo Rivera “but right around that time. We have great companies , Great, these are the biggest companies. ” world.
Public health officials have repeatedly said that a vaccine may be ready at the end of the year or as early as 2021, although there is no guarantee.
Scientists say that questions remain about how the human body reacts after being infected with the virus. They say, vaccines can have important implications for development, including how quickly the public can be deployed.
Additionally, authorities also need to ensure that states need vials, needles and syringes to operate the vaccine, or they can afford to run out of it.
The country’s leading infectious disease specialist, Dr. Anthony Fauci has said that by 2021 “vaccination” will likely not be “widely available” to the American public for several months.