According to the official website of the World Health Organization (WHO) on April 13th, an expert group composed of more than 120 scientists, doctors, funders and manufacturers from many countries around the world issued a public declaration promising that under the coordination of WHO, Work together to accelerate the research and development of the new Coronavirus vaccine.
The panel calls on everyone to follow the recommendations to prevent the spread of new coronavirus and protect personal health. The group also thanked everyone for their trust in the scientific community.
The declaration issued by the group said that as part of the international cooperation in the fight against epidemics, we scientists, doctors, funders and manufacturers, under the coordination of WHO, will work together to promote accelerated access to the Coronavirus vaccine. Although it takes time to develop a universal vaccine, the vaccine will play a crucial role in controlling this global pandemic.
The declaration calls for community interventions to reduce the rate of virus transmission during this period and protect people, including vulnerable groups, and promises to use the time earned by such measures to accelerate vaccine development.
The declaration also stated: “We will continue our efforts to strengthen unprecedented global collaboration, cooperation, and data sharing. These actions are currently underway. We believe that these efforts will help reduce inefficiency and duplication of labor. We will work tirelessly Increase the likelihood that one or more safe and effective vaccines will be provided to everyone in the near future. “
As part of the response to the epidemic, WHO launched a “R & D Blueprint” in February this year to speed up the development of new coronavirus diagnostic preparations, vaccines and treatments.
The more than 120 experts come from the United States, China, Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Argentina, Spain, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany and other countries.