WASHINGTON: According o Johns Hopkins University, one million people have successfully beaten the COVID-19 so far.
According to the data released by the University over 1,014,524 people have recovered from the pneumonia illness that has infected 3,218,415 people and killed over 230,309 all over the world.
While 137,714 patients died in the European Continent the malady had claimed 62,906 lives in USA.
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WHITE HOUSE: Expectations that an anti-COVID-19 drug will soon be available has emboldened the bulls that invaded bourses all over the globe.
News that patients in US were responding to Remdesivir (an anti-viral drug still being tested) infected confidence into the dejected investors kindling hope that Wall Street will eventually get out of slumber. COVID-19 has inflicted on US the worst economic slump in a decade.
Talking to the Media here the top US epidemiologist Anthony Fauci, who has been supervising the study revealed: “The data shows that Remdesivir has a clear-cut, significant, positive effect in diminishing the time to recovery.”
According to a major clinical trial those affected by Coronavirus recovered faster after taking antiviral Remdesivir. This study has manifested for the first time that any medication has been clinically shown to improve outcomes against mysterious respiratory ailment caused by Covid-19.
BEIJING: Chinese Officials have claimed that the emergency vaccine to treat Coronavirus patients was likely to be made available by September 2020.
The announcement comes as the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention starts the second and third phase of clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccines in order to prepare for the second wave of deadly pandemic.
Earlier, UN health agency, World Health Organisation (WHO) had estimated it will take 18 months to find a vaccine.
But Chinese health officials are confident enough to roll out the anti-coronavirus vaccine this year.
“We are in the frontline for the vaccine development, and we may have a vaccine ready for emergency use by September,” Gao Fu, head of the Chinese Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, said. “These newly developed vaccines, which are still under phase two or phase three clinical trials, could be used for some special groups of people, for example health care workers.”
China has announced to financially support the World Health Organisation by donating $30 million in order to support the global fight against coronavirus outbreak.
The announcement came after the United States President Donald Trump said he was freezing the WHO funding. China had earlier provided $20 million to the UN health agency.
“China has decided to donate another $30 million in cash to the WHO, in addition to the previous donation of $20 million, to support the global fight against COVID-19 and strengthen developing countries´ health systems,” said foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang during a regular press briefing.
The spokesman added that Chinese government and people completely trust WHO and would continue their contribution.
Earlier, WHO, while responding to US President Donald Trump’s accusation of being China-Centric, has stated that the acute phase of a pandemic was not the time to discontinue funding.
WHO was referring to US President’s threat about cutting the funds for WHO. Dr Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe, held: “We are still in the acute phase of a pandemic so now is not the time to cut back on funding.”
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