Tedros Adhanom, chief of the WHO tribe, is enthusiastic about vaccines.
There’s obviously a financial incentive to fueling the coronavirus panic.
If everyone realized that coronavirus is literally just the flu, all of these vaccine projects would end up being a huge and shameful waste of money, time, effort and resources.
There are more than 70 vaccines for COVID-19 currently in development, with three leading candidates, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
All three – one from the Beijing Institute of Biotechnology with Hong Kong’s CanSino Bio and two from companies in the US – are currently undergoing human trials, a list published by WHO this weekend shows.
Another 67 vaccines, developed by scientists worldwide including teams from the UK, are also working towards trials in humans.
The drug industry is hoping to shorten the time it takes to get a vaccine to market – usually about 10 to 15 years – to within the next year, Bloomberg reports.
But public health officials say it will still take a year to 18 months to fully validate any potential vaccine – despite human trials beginning.
Whatever “fully validate” means, the countries under lockdown right now face two choices:
- Extend the lockdown for more than a year until the vaccine is fully validated
- Start injecting people with a vaccine that isn’t fully validated
We’ve already heard experts and officials mention the idea of intermittent lockdowns or straight-up extending the lockdown for months, so this is shaping up to be a kind of situation where people who are tired of social isolation and lockdown craziness will be promised a normal life through a vaccine.
If and when that time comes, remember that:
- Coronavirus’ mortality rate may be similar to that of the flu
- It may even be lower than that of the flu
Don’t fall for the hoax.