THD NewsDesk, Geneva: According to a report by WHO, the number pf cases of generation Z infected by the novel coronavirus has risen globally. The report says that people in their 20s, 30s and 40s are playing key roles in spreading the virus rapidly, putting vulnerable groups under the radar. Usually the nature of the infection in the younger population is asymptomatic and harder to detect, which makes it dangerous for the sick and the elderly.
Meanwhile a surge in new cases has forced many countries to reimpose restrictions as drug companies struggle to find a vaccine. WHO instructed the companies to abide by all the necessary rules of research and development with utmost fervour in the process. It is worrying since even those countries, like Vietnam, had become free of COVID-19, have seen a resurgence in new coronavirus cases.
As observed by WHO Western Pacific regional director, Mr Takeshi Kasai,
“What we are observing is not simply a resurgence. We believe it’s a signal that we have entered a new phase of pandemic in the Asia-Pacific,” who added that it is better for the containment of the virus if it were detected earlier and managed accordingly.
WHO’s technical officer and medicines policy advisor, Socorro Escalante, informed that WHO has been in talks with Russia, which became the first nation to grant official consent to a COVID-19 vaccine.
Escalante said, “We hope to get the response in terms of the evidence of this new vaccine,”.
As there is a resurgence in the coronavirus cases, there are high expectations from the new vaccine, which can be our answer to the growing economic and social unrest globally.