On Thursday, the World Health Organization (WHO) granted its first emergency approval for a vaccine since the start of the Covid-19 epidemic.Pfizer-Biontech “(Pfizer-BioNTech), in a move that would facilitate the way for countries wishing to use the vaccine quickly, according to a statement by the UN agency.
“This is a very positive step to ensure that everyone in the world has access to vaccines against the Covid-19 virus,” said the official in charge of obtaining medicines at the World Health Organization, Mariangela Simao, in a statement.
This mechanism, which the organization can resort to in health emergencies, allows countries – which do not necessarily have automatic means that allow them to quickly determine the effectiveness of any drug – to obtain means of treatment more quickly.
The statement indicated that this mechanism also allows the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the American Health Organization to purchase the vaccine for distribution to poor countries, according to the statement.
Simao stressed the need for a greater effort to be able to provide a sufficient quantity of vaccines to meet the priority needs of people all over the world.
The use of the “Pfizer-Biontech” vaccine was approved several weeks ago in the United Kingdom, the European Union and the United States.
Millions of people have received this vaccine, whose effectiveness is estimated at 95%, and its preservation requires a temperature of no less than 80% below zero, which makes its storage and distribution more difficult.
The data of Johns Hopkins University of America showed that the total number of HIV infections in the world reached 82 million and 708 thousand cases Thursday morning.
The data also showed that the number of people recovered exceeded 46.7 million, while the total deaths exceeded one million and 805 thousand cases.
The United States leads the world in terms of the number of injuries, followed by India, Brazil, Russia, France, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Germany, Colombia, Argentina, Mexico, Poland and Iran.
The United States also leads the world in terms of the number of deaths, followed by Brazil, India, Mexico, Italy, the United Kingdom and France.