UN Secretary-Normal, António Guterres, Wednesday warned that vaccines alone can not defeat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Guterres issued the warning at a information convention in New York on Wednesday.
“Many pin their hopes on a vaccine, however allow us to be clear there isn’t a panacea in a pandemic.
“A vaccine alone can not resolve this disaster; actually not within the close to time period,” UN Chief advised newsmen.
The warning comes because the world eagerly awaits a vaccine to defeat the pandemic, which Guterres stated had reached the “grimmest of milestones”.
As of Wednesday, there are over 29.4 million confirmed instances, together with 931,321 deaths.
Guterres additionally prompt the huge enlargement of “new and current instruments that may reply to new instances and supply important remedy to suppress transmission, particularly over the subsequent 12 months.
“However beginning now, a vaccine have to be seen as a world public good as a result of COVID-19 respects no borders.
“The world wants a vaccine to be reasonably priced and accessible to all. A folks’s vaccine.
“Which means a quantum leap in funding for the ACT-Accelerator and its COVAX Facility,” the UN Chief added.