September 4, 2020

WHO tempers quick vaccine hopes

Geneva (AFP) – The World Health Organization said Friday it did not expect widespread immunisation against the novel coronavirus until mid-2021, tempering hopes just as research revealed encouraging early results from a Russian vaccine.The virus which has killed nearly 870,000 people worldwide continues to spread, with Italy’s flamboyant former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi now in hospital after becoming the latest high-profile figure to test positive for Covid-19.Across the world, governments are hoping to announce a vaccine as soon as possible against the virus, which has infected well ov…


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