WHO Chief Scientist Warns Of 'Pandemic Within A Pandemic', Calls For New R&D Models
A high profile panel including the WHO's chief scientist and ministers of Norway and South Africa discussed critical dimensions pertaining to coronavirus vaccines and risks of a “pandemic within a pandemic” with the emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variants. Funding gaps at the ACT Accelerator and extending the shelf life of vaccines were also deliberated.
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