WHO celebrates discovery of vaccine

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has celebrated the discovery of COVID-19 vaccine as the year 2020 draws to an end.

WHO’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus stated this while giving a toast at the last COVID-19 news conference of the year at WHO headquarters in Geneva.

In a speech posted on the agency’s website, Ghebreyesus said as the year closes, people around the world raised a toast to mark both passing and the coming years.

“People raised a toast for the passing of the year and the dawn of a new one, let me raise a toast to science.

“May we share its results – especially the vaccines – fairly and equitably in the year ahead and together end this pandemic,’’ he said.

Ghebreyesus, however, said there would be set backs and new challenges in the year ahead.

“For example, new variants of COVID-19 and helping people, who are tired of the pandemic continue to combat it.

“At present, we are working closely with scientists all over the world to better understand any and all changes to the virus.

“We are working with scientists to know how these changes affect its ability to spread or make people sick, or any potential impact on available tests, treatments and vaccines.

“Specifically, we are working with scientists in the UK and South Africa who are carrying out epidemiologic and laboratory studies, which will guide next steps,’’ he said.

He, however, thanked those countries for testing and tracking new variants and underscores the importance of increasing genomic sequencing capacity worldwide.

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