Coronavirus being spread by young adults who don’t know they have it

Coronavirus being spread by young adults who don’t know they have it

"No one is safe until everyone is safe".

Tedros's warning comes as the World Health Organization urges countries to participate in the "COVAX Global Vaccines Facility" to share vaccines between nations, with the deadline to apply being August 31-even as nations sign deals directly with manufacturers.

Images of young people have circulated on social media, showing maskless crowds at large parties, prompting Kasai to call on world leaders and the public to "redouble their efforts" to prevent the spread of the virus.

Meanwhile, Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison has announced it will manufacture a coronavirus vaccine and give it to its citizens free.

Researchers and pharmaceutical giants are racing to produce a vaccine, with nine of the 29 now being tested on humans forming part of the COVAX Global Vaccines Facility.

Escalante said that the organisation hopes "to get the response in terms of the evidence of this new vaccine".

In other countries, such as Japan, research, development and manufacturing of vaccines are also under way.

World Health Organization is working with governments and the private sector to both accelerate the science, through the ACT-Accelerator, and ensure that new innovations are available to everyone, everywhere starting with those at highest risk.

In the first, doses would be allocated proportionally to all participating countries simultaneously, in a bid to reduce the overall global risk.

"In phase 2, consideration will be given to countries' in relation to threat and vulnerability".

Many people are stressed by fear of developing the severe illness caused by the novel coronavirus, while doctors, nurses and health workers are working longer hours than ever before and risking their lives in hospitals, she said.

"We are not twisting arms for people to join", Aylward said.

He specified that the allocation of vaccines would be rolled out in two phases.

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