Lisa Taylor receives a COVID-19 vaccination at Research Centres of America in Hollywood. Reuters
"Preliminary projections make the availability of one or several vaccines seem possible by autumn 2020," the Robert Koch Institute said in a statement on its website, citing a global effort to bring immunisations to market.
"It would be dangerous at this point to trust that a vaccination from autumn 2020 can control the pandemic," it cautioned.
The impact of any vaccine could be limited because of viral mutations or because first products to market may offer only short-term immunity, the institute added.
German biotech firm BioNTech, which is working with US pharma giant Pfizer on a novel vaccine, on Tuesday reiterated it aimed to file for emergency authorisation or approval as early as October, if ongoing trials succeed.
Also that day, Russia became the world's first country to grant regulatory approval for a COVID-19 vaccine, without producing late-stage trial data, which raised concerns among several global health experts.
Health officials worldwide have expressed concerns in recent days that some countries grappling with the devastating economic impact of lockdowns may lift restrictions too swiftly, and that the coronavirus could spread during mass anti-racism protests.
Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla called the development "a great day for science and humanity." Health experts said Pfizer's results show vaccines can halt pandemic.
At least 115,000 nurses have died from COVID-19, but Catton said this World Health Organisation figure from the start of the pandemic through May was conservative and the true figure is probably twice that.
The October’s new price of a litre of Super 98 petrol will be sold at Dhs 3.03 per litre in all fuel stations.
Observations of far ultraviolet light can be used to determine the relative abundance of CO in the upper atmosphere of Mars.
With this step, the UAE continues to enhance its attractiveness by modernizing and expanding its residency and entry visa options in line with enhancing its global competitiveness in attracting investors, entrepreneurs, and scientific competencies, and enhancing its position as a leading tourist destination in the region and the world.
Major General Mohammed Suhail Al Rashidi, Director of the Criminal Security Division, emphasised the Abu Dhabi Police's interest in honoring the collaborators, praising the man’s integrity and his sincere efforts in community service.