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WHO: Covid-19 vaccine not before 2021

The World Health Organization considered that “the future requires vaccination for all people” against the Covid 19 epidemic, but promising vaccines that can be effective will not appear until the first quarter of next year.

“There are about 80 vaccines under evaluation, at least 5 or 6 of them are very promising, which can be effective by the first quarter of next year,” the organization said.

In statements to the Italian newspaper “Messagero” on Thursday, the Deputy Director of the World Health Organization, Ranieri Guerra, explained that “the platform for studying the vaccine is the same as that with SARS,” and that “the initiation of the research did not take place from scratch.”

He continued: “At the level of the World Health Organization, we take precautions to ensure that the cost of the vaccine is controllable by any party that develops it.” “The vaccine cannot be provided only to those who can afford it.”

However, Guerra stressed that “in the meantime, there is a need to apply and respect the rules of prevention,” in particular “in crowded places such as public transportation,” without concealing “concern from this point.”

He stated that “an office or a factory can adapt to health regulations,” while “public transportation services are potentially more dangerous because people who use them are constantly moving.”