The World Health Organization (WHO) have confirmed the first trials for the coronavirus vaccine have started after just two months.
The WHO said, “The first vaccine trial has begun, just 60 days after the genetic sequence of the coronavirus was shared.
“This is an incredible achievement.
“We commend the researchers around the world who have come together to systemically evaluate experimental therapeutics”
WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom described the global coronavirus pandemic as an unprecedented threat.
He said, “This coronavirus is presenting us with an unprecedented threat.
“But it’s also an unprecedented opportunity to come together as one against a common enemy.”
He added, “Multiple small trials with different methods may not give us the clear, strong evidence we need about which treatments help to save lives.
“The WHO and partners are organising a study in many countries in which some of these untested treatments are compared with each other.
“I continue to be inspired by the many demonstrations of solidarity from all over the world.
“The COVID19 Solidarity Response Fund has now raised over $43m from more than 173 thousand individuals and organizations.
“I’d especially like to thank FIFA for its contribution.
“These and other efforts give me hope that together, we can and will prevail.”
A British expert warned coronavirus “expected to mutate” and be “more dangerous”
Speaking at a press conference in London Dr Whitty said, “With the strong caveat this is speculative science, we would expect the virus to mutate because all viruses do mutate.
“The question is whether those mutations are relevant.
The Royal Navy’s Fleet Auxiliary vessel Argus, which was used during the Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, West Africa in the 2015 crisis, could be drafted in to ease the pressure off the NHS.
NHS wards are “heading into the abyss” a top Dr warned on Thursday. Dr Jess Potter, an NHS respiratory specialist at an intensive care unit in London has said she cannot be tested, despite being frontline as the government are ignoring the advice of the World Health Organization (WHO).
A senior military source said officials have discussed how the Naval vessel could “add additional capacity in terms of beds and support within the NHS.”