Don’t expect vaccine before mid-2021
With the opening of economic activities in several countries and the increasingly complacent attitude of the general public, it is no surprise that COVID cases are spiking once again
- Sep 7, 2020
Shedding light on the timeframe, WHO chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan said in a press briefing that effective vaccine distribution can be expected to begin by the middle of 2021.
“So realistically speaking, probably the second half, the middle of 2021 - maybe the second quarter, the third quarter of 2021 - is when we can start seeing doses actually flowing into countries so that they can start to immunize their populations,” she noted.
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