Doctors are preparing to start testing vaccines against coronavirus

Vaccines against the coronavirus will start testing on people in 3-4 months. This was reported by representatives of the world health organization up to the global forum, which ended on the eve of in Geneva.

the Forum coronavirus COVID-2019 Chapter who is leaving obviously in a good mood, but no comments. Though there have been reasons for optimism, the virus continues to claim lives.

“This outbreak could still go in any direction” — recognizes Tedros of Ghebreyesus, Director General of the world health organization.

the forum became known, that already there are promising vaccine candidates. Four options will start testing on people in 3-4 months, and in access to the vaccine will be in 1.5 years. Manufacturers of drugs explain: they could be faster, but there is bureaucracy, despite an emergency situation.

“We must humbly fulfill different requirements before we will actually be able to work with patients. And it is impossible to accelerate this process, there are regulatory barriers,” says Lou Wong, Executive Director of the Chinese direction of the company Flow Pharma.

In Hong Kong put forward a new version of the virus spread through the sewers. Infected recognized the 62-year-old woman who had not visited Wuhan and did not communicate with other infected people. To catch the coronavirus through the vent scared the passengers of the ship Diamond Princess, which is in quarantine in the port of Yokohama.

“What do we really know about the virus that he spreads droplets. This infection can not get on the air path in an air conditioning system. But we have still no full understanding of the epidemiology of this disease,” says Sumia Swaminathan, the chief scientist who, Deputy Director General of the who.

the Situation on the ship, where there are 24 Russians, and the number of infected grows, in Geneva kept under control. Who believe that so many passengers managed to get sick, because the reactionI the authorities were not sufficiently operational.

“In the beginning the passengers were free to run around the ship. It turns out, the situation is not being taken seriously. Now we see that the number of infected is growing, and I hope that precaution on the ship are now much stricter, such as those which China applies on its territory”, explains Marie-Paule KIEN, assistant Director General of the who.

So, who puts the Japanese in a example of the reaction of the Chinese authorities. Now experts are considering the possibility to apply the cure for HIV and Ebola against the new coronavirus.

Cautious optimism — with such a mood over a forum the world health organization. The growth rate of the number of infected decreases. This means that the measures taken by China have been effective, however, it is still unknown if it will work to contain the spread of infection in other countries.