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‘There is hope’ COVID-19 vaccine may be ready by year end: WHO Chief

TAS News Service
October 7,2020 7:52 am

GENEVA: A vaccine against COVID-19 may be ready by year-end, according to the head of the World Health Organization (WHO).

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, addressing the end of a two-day meeting of its Executive Board on the pandemic, said: “We will need vaccines and there is hope that by the end of this year we may have a vaccine. There is hope.”

Nine experimental vaccines are in the pipeline of the WHO-led COVAX global vaccine facility that aims to distribute 2 billion doses by the end of 2021.

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