According to the World Health Organization, more than four million cases and almost 286,000 coronavirus deaths have been reported worldwide.
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The Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO)Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said Monday that there are eight possible vaccines against COVID-19 and that work on them will be accelerated.
Tedros had previously commented that a possible vaccine would be ready in 12 and 18 months. However, he added that $ 8 billion from 40 countries, organizations, and banks will help accelerate efforts to research, treat, and test in Europe.
He also mentioned that this amount of money will not be enough and more funds will be needed to speed up the development of the injection, but above all so that everyone has access to it.
“Now we have good candidates (vaccines). The main ones are against seven and eight, but we have more than 100 candidates,” said Tedros.
The director added that they will focus on the most important ones, which “probably” will lead to better results. “WHO has been working with thousands of researchers around the world since January to accelerate and track vaccine development.”
Although the cases have declined in Western Europe, they are increasing in Eastern Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia, among others. For this reason, more than 400 scientists are involved in the development of the vaccine and the diagnosis.
WHO reports that there have been more than four million cases and nearly 286,000 deaths from COVID-19 worldwide. There are currently 36,327 laboratory confirmed cases and 3,573 deaths in Mexico.