The First Results of Clinical Trials of Coronavirus Vaccines are Expected in a Few Weeks

03 March 2020

GMP News

More than 20 vaccines are being developed across the world, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a briefing on February 28.

“More than 20 vaccines are in development globally, and several therapeutics are in clinical trials,” he said adding that the first results were expected “in a few weeks.”

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is concerned about the “risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19” assessing it as “very high at a global level.” The WHO earlier assessed this level as “high”.

“We do not see evidence as yet that the virus is spreading freely in communities,” he said adding that “we still have a chance of containing this coronavirus.”

Apart from China, 52 other countries have reported confirmed coronavirus cases. According to the latest reports, China has confirmed over 78,800 cases of patients infected with the novel coronavirus. The virus’ death toll has hit 2,788, yet more than 36,100 patients have recovered from the disease.

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