WHO: COVID vaccine important but not silver bullet

WHO: COVID vaccine important but not silver bullet
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  • calendar-gray 19 November 2020

World Health Organization (WHO) Director for Europe Hans Kluge said on Thursday that a vaccine against the coronavirus is important but warned it will not be a "silver bullet" against the disease, APA reports citing Teletrader.

Kluge noted the vaccine will not be able to end the pandemic immediately, mainly due to limited supply at first.

Optimism about a vaccine being available soon rose in the past couple of weeks after Pfizer and Moderna both noted their vaccine candidates showed around 95% efficacy during clinical trials. Pfizer's vaccine partner BioNTech noted the deliveries of their vaccine are set to start in January.

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