The World Health Organization (WHO) believes the vaccine against the corona virus disease will be ready for registration by the end of 2020 or early next year. This information was given by WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan on Monday.
Swaminathan told reporters, “As you know, we have about 40 vaccine candidates who are now in the phase of clinical trials. 10 of these are in Phase III trials. Which will tell us about both efficacy and safety. So we can speculate, given when the trial will begin and when the regulators are likely to provide enough data to present, from December 2020 to early 2021.
Several countries have been developing dozens of vaccines since the outbreak of the virus began earlier this year, but none have yet passed the WHO-approved second-stage test. Many vaccines are expected to be registered with the WHO by the end of the year.
According to John Hopkins University of America, so far 37 million people have been infected with the corona virus in the world and 10 lakh 70 thousand patients have died. On the other hand, in India, the number of infected people has crossed 71 lakh. At the same time, more than one lakh people have died due to the virus. However, it is a matter of relief that the number of cured patients is more than the active cases in the country.