New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: US President Donald Trump on Sunday said that a vaccine for novel coronavirus could be available by the end of this year. "I think we'll have a vaccine by the end of the year," Trump said as quoted news agency ANI, adding "We'll have a vaccine much sooner rather than later."

The number of COVID-19 cases in the US has risen past 1.15 million while the death toll stands at 67,674, according to the latest data from the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Meanwhile, the global tally of confirm COVID-19 cases has surpassed 3.5 million, while the fatalities related to the deadly virus have climbed up to over 2.47 lakh.

The efforts to make a vaccine to treat the coronavirus infection has already intensified around the globe. The European Union has said that it will set up an international medical program to lead the global response to fight coronavirus with an initial pledge of raising USD 8 billion for vaccine to treat the pandemic.

In Britain, clinical trials of a potential coronavirus vaccine developed by scientists at Oxford University's Jenner Institute have already begun. At the same time, several other developers in the continent have also stepped up works on their own experimental shots against the disease.

In India, a Pune-based serum institute has said it is looking to prepare up to 40 million vaccine shots by September-October and it has planned to price the proposed COVID-19 vaccine at around Rs 1,000 per dose in India.

According to a report from Washington Post, at least 115 vaccine projects are going on in laboratories at research labs and companies in the United States.

As per a report published in Sputnik last month, the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had stressed that a vaccine for treating the COVID-19, when developed, should be universal and available for every individual across the world.

 

(with ANI inputs) 

Posted By: James Kuanal