Thursday, 28 January, 2021

World Health Organization says novel coronavirus vaccine could be ready in 18 months

Coronavirus patients, medical staff dance at Wuhan hospital to stay positive Coronavirus patients use dance to stay positive in Chinese hospital
Deanna Wagner | 14 February, 2020, 12:59

Under the guidelines of the WHO, the World Organisation for Animal Health, and the Food and Agriculture Organisation, the name for the disease has to avoid references to a geographic location, an animal, an individual or group of people, Dr Tedros said.

The armed forces have dispatched healthcare professionals in three batches, totaling 4,000, to support Wuhan in the fight against the COVID-19 outbreak. 97 deaths from 31 provincial-level regions and the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps were reported.

The new name is a portmanteau of the words "corona", "virus" and "disease", with 2019 representing the year that it emerged. 29, 16 countries besides China have reported cases of the virus.

"The first vaccine could be ready in 18 months".

His alert follows other warnings that 60 to 80 percent of the world's population could be sickened by the virus, resulting in a massive global death toll. Now one thing is also coming to the fore that the number of patients who have been infected by the coronavirus is increasing day by day.

Two stranded cruise ships have illustrated the fears surrounding Covid-19. At least 135 cases of infection have been confirmed on board, with the ill removed and taken to the hospital.

World Health Organization emergency operations chief Mike Ryan urged governments to respect the "dignity and human rights of travellers".

NASA astronaut Christina Koch dishes on record spaceflight
During the press call, Koch was asked what she would say to the next generation of female space explorers after making history. The astronaut posted a video on Twitter of her reunion with her dog - and the pup was visibly excited about her return.

"We must accept that under these circumstances there is no such thing as zero risk", he added.

Zhang Jin, the Communist Party secretary of the Hubei Health Commission, and the commission's director, Liu Yingzi, were both dismissed by Hubei's Communist Party Standing Committee, the province's highest decision-making body, according to the Communist Party-run People's Daily.

The virus can cause fever, coughing, wheezing and pneumonia.

He visited different hospitals in Wuhan, looking at the conditions and speaking to patients.

The deadly virus has spread to more than 25 countries.

He said all countries should be "as aggressive as possible" and not allow the virus space for regional transmission.

Participants will also discuss the source of the virus, which is thought to have originated in bats and reached humans via other "intermediary" species such as snakes or pangolins.