According to the World Health Organisation chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, there is no guarantee of any vaccine under development for the Coronavirus Decease (Covid-19) will finally work.
“We have no guarantee that any vaccine in development will work. The more candidates we test, the higher the chance we will have for a safe and efficacious vaccine,” the WHO chief said during a virtual press briefing.
According to him, there are around 200 vaccine candidates under the development stage to control and eradicate the decease. “Almost 200 vaccines for Covid-19 are currently in clinical and preclinical testing. The history of vaccine development tells us some will fail and some will succeed,” Tedros added.
The WHO, in coordination with global vaccine alliance group Gavi and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), has created a mechanism to enable equal distribution of any Covid vaccines among countries in the future.
“The Covax facility enables governments to spread their reach of vaccine development and ensure their population can have early access to effective vaccines. Even more importantly, the Covax facility is the mechanism that will enable a globally coordinated roll out for the greatest possible impact,” the health organization chief said.
Everyone is running towards the finish line and everyone wants to laugh their vaccine first which has led to creating unnecessary competition. According to the WHO race for the vaccine is a collaboration and not the contest. Reminding the countries that the race to find a cure for Covid-19 is a collaboration and not a competition, Ghebreyesus said,
“The Covax facility will help bring the pandemic under control, save lives and escalate the economic recovery, and ensure that the race for the Covid-19 vaccine is a collaboration, not a contest.”
According to the WHO chief, there is a need for nations to work together to find the coronavirus vaccine since it is in the interest of everyone.
“This is not charity. It is in every country’s best interest. We sink or we swim together. The fastest route to end the pandemic and accelerating the global economic recovery is to ensure some people are vaccinate in all countries, not all people in some countries,” the chief said.
Many of them have reached the final testing stage but still, the actual vaccine will take longer time to come into the market as the mass production will take time. There is no clarity as when the vaccine will be finally available and when it will reach to the common men. Do you have any suggestions or feedback to share on this issue? Kindly tell us in the comments box below.