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Switzerland: Global COVID-19 vaccine development programme 'already shown results' - WHO04:30

Switzerland: Global COVID-19 vaccine development programme 'already shown results' - WHO

Switzerland, Geneva
August 14, 2020 at 05:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Access to COVID-19 Tools ACT-Accelerator, a set of global tools to accelerate development, production, and access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in April has already shown promising results. The announcement was made by Director-General of WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on Thursday.

"In just three months, the accelerator has already shown results. As of today: Nine vaccine candidates are already in the COVAX portfolio and going through Phase 2 or 3 trials," said Tedros.

WHO also commented on Moscow's announcement it had launched the world's first official coronavirus vaccine.

"We don't have sufficient information at this point to make a judgment on that. And we're currently in conversation with Russia to get additional information, understand the status of that product, the trials that have been undertaken and then what the next steps might be," said Dr Bruce Aylward who acts as Senior Advisor to the Director-general in WHO.

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Access to COVID-19 Tools ACT-Accelerator, a set of global tools to accelerate development, production, and access to COVID-19 tests, treatments, and vaccines launched by the World Health Organisation (WHO) in April has already shown promising results. The announcement was made by Director-General of WHO Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in Geneva on Thursday.

"In just three months, the accelerator has already shown results. As of today: Nine vaccine candidates are already in the COVAX portfolio and going through Phase 2 or 3 trials," said Tedros.

WHO also commented on Moscow's announcement it had launched the world's first official coronavirus vaccine.

"We don't have sufficient information at this point to make a judgment on that. And we're currently in conversation with Russia to get additional information, understand the status of that product, the trials that have been undertaken and then what the next steps might be," said Dr Bruce Aylward who acts as Senior Advisor to the Director-general in WHO.

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