On June 26, WHO held a press conference to introduce the progress of the initiative to obtain a tool to combat the new coronary pneumonia. World Health Organization chief scientist Sumia Swaminathan said that WHO hopes to develop a new crown vaccine in 12 to 18 months, which is much faster than the 8 to 10 years required for general vaccine development.
The WHO said that there are currently more than 200 new crown vaccines being developed worldwide, and 15 of them have entered human clinical trials. The WHO stated that it hopes to provide 2 billion new crown vaccines to the world by the end of 2021. Achieving this goal will require substantial investment and expansion of vaccine production capacity. To this end, WHO and others will continue to raise funds for the “Obtaining New Coronary Pneumonia Tool Accelerator” initiative, which aims to unite the power of various organizations and company departments to accelerate the development, production, and equitable distribution of new crown vaccines and diagnostic tools.
The WHO issued the No. 158 New Coronary Pneumonia Epidemic Report on June 26. The report shows that as of 10:00 am Central European Time (16:00 GMT), global reports of confirmed cases of new pneumonia increased by 1,77012 cases from the previous day, reaching 9472214 The number of deaths increased by 5116 from the previous day to 484249. The Americas is still the region with the most confirmed cases of new coronary pneumonia, with 4,709,927 cases, an increase of 105,793 cases from the previous day ; 233,628 deaths from the Americas area, an increase of 3,463 cases from the previous day.