The World Health Organization confirmed last February 28 that numerous vaccines for the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) are already in development.
“[W]ork is also progressing on vaccines and therapeutics. More than 20 vaccines are in development globally, and several therapeutics are in clinical trials,” WHO Director-General doctor Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus reported during a media briefing.
“We expect the first results in a few weeks.”
Ghebreyesus stressed that although there is no vaccine yet, there are precautionary measures people can take to protect themselves from COVID-19.
“Your risk depends on where you live, your age and general health. WHO can provide general guidance. You should also follow your national guidance and consult local health professionals,” he said.
“Our greatest enemy right now is not the virus itself. It’s fear, rumors, and stigma. And our greatest assets are facts, reason, and solidarity.”
Some of these precautions include regularly washing your hands or sanitizing them with alcohol, avoiding crowded areas, and maintaining general hygiene.
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