The WHO Director-General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says there is now real hope that a covid-19 vaccine will help to end the corona-virus pandemic.
Ghebreyesus’ comment comes after the news this week that pharmaceutical company Astra-Zeneca announced that its Covid-19 vaccine, developed with the Oxford University, was up to 90% effective.
Ghebreyesus says Astra-Zeneca is the third major drug company, after Pfizer and Modern, to have reported successes in their trails for a potential Covid-19 vaccine.
No vaccines in history have been developed as rapidly as for #COVID19. The scientific community has set a new standard for vaccine development. We must apply the same level of urgency to distribute them fairly. We cannot afford not to #ACTogether & prioritize the vulnerable. pic.twitter.com/7zgM3hZkkW
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) November 23, 2020
"At the #G20RiyadhSummit on Saturday, it was encouraging to hear world leaders expressing their support for WHO and their commitment to the ACT-Accelerator"-@DrTedros #COVID19 #ACTogether https://t.co/gpwWF0xz4L
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) November 23, 2020