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New Delhi: World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan has said that the Kovid-19 epidemic underscored the importance of investment in public health and primary health services. Swaminathan said that we may have at least two vaccines of corona virus available early next year.
Two vaccine may come next year: WHO
Addressing the 15th JRD Tata Smriti Lecture from Geneva, the head scientist of the organization mentioned the impact of covid-19 on education, violence against women, etc.
He said, ‘I have known in the last nine-10 months that investment in public health and primary health services is very important. We see examples of countries where investment in primary health services has paid off over the decades. On the contrary, you have high income countries, where the situation is quite extreme and they are not able to take any necessary steps.’
Vaccine for high risk populations:
Also, Swaminathan said that vaccination for the corona virus may be available early next year. He said, ‘We are working on the vaccine. We hope to have at least two vaccines in the early months of 2021, which can prove to be safe and effective. We can start using these vaccines in the most vulnerable and high risk populations.
Currently, more than 150 countries are involved in preparing the Corona vaccine. Some vaccine trials are in the final stages. In such a case, WHO’s inference can be proved correct. Meanwhile, a news has come about the Corona vaccine. A volunteer involved in a trial of the Corona vaccine in Brazil has died suddenly. Brazilian health agency Avisa announced this on Wednesday. He said that a volunteer involved in a clinical trial of the Corona vaccine being developed by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford has died.
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