WHO to receive $3 billion in funding for finding a Coronavirus vaccine! Research says 9 out of 10 people can be infected by the virus

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WHO leads the race to find a vaccine for COVID-19 as death count increases exponentially

World Health Organization released research information about the infection rate of coronavirus. Apparently, 90% of the world’s population is susceptible to the virus. Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, the chief scientist from WHO, says that recent studies about humans’ seroprevalence show that majority of the population is vulnerable to the deadly disease. A research study published in The Lancet shows that around 10% of any cross-section of the population has antibodies for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This means all of us definitely need a Coronavirus vaccine.

The World Health Organization says that a large proportion of the world’s population, at least 90 percent, continues to be susceptible. And therefore this virus has the potential to go on and on without the availability of a Coronavirus Vaccine.

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WHO receives funding for finding Coronavirus Vaccine

Dr. Swaminathan was talking at the launch of the investment case for the Access to Covid-19 Tools Accelerator, a global collaboration led by the WHO to develop and fairly distribute vaccines, treatments, and diagnostics for the coronavirus.

The partnership aims to have two billion doses of vaccine by the end of 2021, half of which will go to the poorest countries. It also hopes to send 500 million diagnostic tests and 245 million courses of treatment to lower and middle-income countries at the same time.

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Dr. Swaminathan said the Coronavirus vaccine is being developed by Oxford University and Astra Zeneca, which will move to phase III trials in Brazil soon, is currently the front runner, closely followed by a candidate from the US-based firm Moderna.

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