Coronavirus: Vaccines, medicine must be fairly shared to beat outbreak, WHO head says

This photo taken on March 11, 2020 shows a lab techician working on a neutralising antibody test on the Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus at a Bio Safety Level (BSL) 3 laboratory at the International Vaccine Institute (IVI) in Seoul. (AFP)

Scientists and researchers are working at “breakneck” speed to find solutions for COVID-19 but the pandemic can only be beaten with equitable distribution of medicines and vaccines, the head of the World Health Organization said on Friday.

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“Traditional market models will not deliver at the scale needed to cover the entire globe,” WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told a briefing in Geneva.

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Last Update: Friday, 15 May 2020 KSA 19:33 - GMT 16:33