Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations not expected until mid-2021, WHO says

2020-09-04 01:36:00 PM

Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations not expected until mid-2021, WHO says

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Widespread COVID-19 vaccinations not expected until mid-2021, WHO says

A World Health Organization spokesperson said on Friday it does not expect widespread vaccinations against COVID-19 until the middle of next year, stressing the importance of rigorous checks on their effectiveness and safety.

“We are not expecting to see widespread vaccination until the middle of next year,” spokesperson Margaret Harris told journalists at a briefing in Geneva.“This phase 3 must take longer because we need to see how truly protective the vaccine is and we also need to see how safe it is,” she added referring to vaccine clinical trials.

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GENEVA - “We are not expecting to see widespread vaccination until the middle of next year,” spokesperson Margaret Harris told journalists at a briefing in Geneva.1 day ago "When compared with the predicted numbers, there was an excess of 2,514 deaths in the latest week, higher than the 2,164 in the preceding week," said Debbie Bradshaw, Ria Laubscher, Rob Dorrington, Pam Groenewald and Tom Moultrie.Ma-Afrika Hotels sought a declaratory order to compel its insurance broker to pay for the interruption of its business during the lockdown.Redflank – a specialist management consultancy – conducted a BeyondCovid Business Survey which found that 76% of South Africa’s businesses reported revenue losses because of the coronavirus pandemic.

“This phase 3 must take longer because we need to see how truly protective the vaccine is and we also need to see how safe it is,” she added referring to vaccine clinical trials. Download the EWN app to your iOS or Android device. "The number remains significantly higher than the predicted number for persons 1-59 years and for persons 60-plus years," said the MRC team. . Ma-Afrika Hotel’s senior counsel, Mike van der Nest, said their interpretation of the policy was that an insurance claim would kick in precisely when the government responded to a notifiable disease.