Global Health: We will not reach clear results for the Corona vaccine before next December

Dr. Rana Al-Hajjah, Director of the Program Department, at the World Health Organization for the Eastern Mediterranean, said: The risks of the Corona pandemic must be assessed in each country separately, and she continued, it cannot be said that countries and places are closed as happened at the beginning of the Corona pandemic.

She added during the press conference now held at the Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean of the World Health Organization that there is no high risk when children contract Corona in schools and continued: We do not recommend closing schools, noting that every country takes its measures, adding that sterilization and continuous cleaning must be done with wearing masks. And maintain physical distancing.

Dr. Abdel Nasser Abu Bakr, Director of the Infection Risk Preparedness Unit, WHO for the Eastern Mediterranean, explained: We have a large number of vaccines and we are testing vaccines that are still under development, but the Kovacs facility is shared by 150 countries and we are tracking the safety of vaccines and the results of clinical trials and it is too early to judge vaccines That is being developed, and we will not get clear results before next December

The WHO Regional Office for the Eastern Mediterranean called on the media to participate remotely in a video conference on the developments of the Covid-19 pandemic in the Eastern Mediterranean Region, focusing on the region’s priorities and the urgent steps that should be taken on Thursday.

The press conference included a briefing on the developments in the regional situation of the Covid-19 pandemic, the increasing trend of cases of infection, and measures that should be taken urgently during the winter months, and answering media professionals’ questions.

Dr. Rana Al-Hujjah, Director of Program Management, WHO Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Abdel Nasser Abu Bakr, Director of the Infection Risk Preparedness Unit, WHO Eastern Mediterranean, Dr. Pierre Nepeth, Director of the Information Management Program, Emergency Program, WHO Eastern Mediterranean participated in the conference. .

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