The road to a COVID-19 vaccine

World Health Organization (WHO) published this video item, entitled “The road to a COVID-19 vaccine” – below is their description.

Developing a vaccine is a long road full of checkpoints. Each phase designed to make sure it is both effective and safe. But with the whole world struggling to contain a pandemic, and unprecedented amounts of funding available, the road to finding the COVID-19 vaccine looks more like this.

World Health Organization (WHO) YouTube Channel

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

5 Recent Items: COVID-19

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  • China’s Sinopharm plans annual capacity of 5 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses
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  • Six new Delta cases linked to Brisbane high school student prompts three-day lockdown | ABC News
  • ‘Musicalarue’: French street music festival kicks off amid strict Covid-19 restrictions
  • In This Story: World Health Organization

    The World Health Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for international public health. The WHO Constitution, which establishes the agency’s governing structure and principles, states its main objective as “the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health.”

    3 Recent Items: World Health Organization

  • WHO: 80 percent rise in COVID-19 infections over past four weeks
  • Over 20 million Chinese sign petition to probe Fort Detrick lab
  • Media briefing on COVID-19
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