"It will be very premature and I think unrealistic to think that we're going to finish with this virus by the end of the year," Ryan told journalists. "But I think what we can finish with, if we're smart, is the hospitalisations, the deaths and the tragedy associated with this pandemic."
At a time when the world is struggling to make all-out efforts to curb or wipe out the virus from the face of the earth, a revelatory statement from WHO is startling. A senior official of the global health body said it was “premature” and “unrealistic”
The findings were largely as expected and left many questions unanswered. The team proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis.
The UN health agency also said that after the injection of more than 260 million coronavirus vaccine doses so far around the world, no deaths had yet been attributed to a COVID-19 jab.
It is now a year that the World Health Organisation declared Coronavirus to be epidemic. It has taken a massive toll of the world in terms of human life with 118 million infected and 2.6 million fatalities, led by the US and Brazil. The world economy
The chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, will reveal the 2020 laureate or laureates at 11am (0900 GMT) at the Nobel Institute in Oslo.
The idea of such a treaty, which would ensure universal and equitable access to vaccines, medicines and diagnostics for pandemics, was floated by the chairman of European Union leaders Charles Michel at a G20 summit last November.
The World Health Organisation, (WHO) should play a proactive role, in providing clear guidelines for the approval and deployment of the COVID-19 vaccines. China and Russia were among the first nations to announce the discovery
The Wuhan Institute of Virology has collected extensive virus samples, leading to unproven allegations that it may have caused the original outbreak by leaking the virus into the surrounding community. China has strongly denied that possibility and has promoted unproven theories