As the time progresses, the coronavirus pandemic situation is getting severe. It is not only affecting the old age as it was predicted it would, it has now affected millions of young lives all across the globe. The World Health Organization (WHO) said it would announce a “landmark collaboration” on Friday to speed development of safe, effective drugs, tests and vaccines to prevent, diagnose and treat COVID-19.
This collaboration with the help of partners is aimed towards developing a technology which can successfully combat the coronavirus and put an end to this pandemic. “WHO is committed to ensuring that as medicines and vaccines are developed they’re shared equitably with all countries and people,” said Tedros, Director general of world health organisation.
“While we’re looking for vaccines, unless we break the barriers to equitable distribution of the products, whether it’s vaccines or therapeutics, we will have a problem, so we need to address the problem ahead of time,” he added. He said on April 6 that WHO is planning to accelerate the forces and research to find the cure as soon as possible and also design mechanisms for equitable distribution. The initiative is expected to include a stockpile for use in poor countries, such as the WHO currently has for influenza vaccines should a flu virus evolve into a pandemic.