First signs if a COVID-19 vaccine works possible in autumn: GAVI - (National Post via NewsPoints Desk)

  • The head of the GAVI vaccine alliance says the first indications of the effectiveness of a potential vaccine against COVID-19 may be available in the autumn, as reported in the National Post.

  • "Unfortunately, we really do not know which vaccine will work and whether there will be one at all. If we’re lucky, we’ll receive indications in autumn," Seth Berkley is quoted as saying in NZZ am Sonntag.

  • He also urged the World Health Organization to issue clear guidelines on a vaccine's use and distribution to prevent a vaccine first being made available to the rich at the expense of the people most in need.

  • Should an effective vaccine become available in an initially limited supply, it should first be used to immunize health personnel, he added. 

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