Experts warned this week that young and healthy people should be ready to wait for their immunizations. The chief scientist of the World Health Organization suggests that for some young and healthy people, this delay may last more than a year.Although the world has vigorously promoted the COVID-19 vaccine, and dozens of clinical trials have been conducted, and the first vaccination is expected this year, WHO chief scientist Soumya Swaminathan said that it is impossible to conduct mass shootings.
WHO Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said that although WHO and its advisory group are still determining the details of their priorities, they may first provide vaccines for health workers, frontline workers and the elderly. Of course, WHO, the European Union or the United States have not yet considered a vaccine for this virus to be safe and effective. Swaminathan said that there are more than 10 coronavirus vaccines in late-stage clinical trials around the world, and added that since various vaccines may be eliminated for distribution, SAGE will issue guidelines on the most suitable population for each vaccine and how to carry out logistics distribution.
With the unprecedented global demand for vaccines, governments and international organizations such as the World Health Organization will have to work hard to ensure that the most at risk are given priority. The first-line medical staff and other personnel may go first, followed by the elderly or patients.The remaining healthy young people waiting to return to their normal lives may be behind the queue.
Like the World Health Organization, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration are preparing to give priority treatment to certain high-risk groups to allocate rare doses. But the US timetable may look very different from that of the World Health Organization.
The United States has independently obtained the development of hundreds of millions of doses of vaccines from six companies, and potential vaccines are under development among these vaccines. Senior U.S. health officials said that the U.S. may have enough doses to vaccinate every American by the spring of 2021, and priority may be given to priority groups starting this year.
Senior WHO officials warned countries not to obtain vaccine doses for their citizens like the United States and China, which WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called ” Vaccine Nationalism”. Instead, the WHO initiated what they call the COVAX program to ensure that the world has fair access to the supply of vaccine doses. More than 170 countries, including China and the United Kingdom, have invested in the facility, which diversifies the risks and potential benefits of vaccine development to its members.