Developing a vaccine against Covid-19 is now the most pressing challenge the world faces, and such an enterprise may require funding of up to $18.1 billion to deliver two billion doses by the end of 2021, World Health Organization chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan said on Friday.
He said several reports indicate the vital role of oxygen in treating patients with severe and critical Covid-19.
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President Trump even stated this week the virus was "fading away", despite clear evidence the number of cases is on the rise . While some of the increase is down to increased testing, the rate of positive tests in some areas is also increasing.
"It's clear that to bring COVID-19 under control, and to save lives, we need effective vaccines, diagnostics and therapeutics-in unprecedented quantities and at unprecedented speed", WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
"Patients with severe and critical Covid-19 can not get enough oxygen into their blood by breathing normally".
Medical oxygen is created by using concentrators which extract and purify oxygen from the air. "Demand is now outstripping supply".
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The head of the World Health Organization emergencies programme, Dr Mike Ryan, said many Latin American countries experienced a 25%-50% increase in cases in the past week.
Countries that choose to participate in the new vaccine project will be able to buy "shares" in what the World Health Organization has dubbed the COVAX facility. A further 170,000 concentrators, with a value of 100 million USA dollars, can be available over the next six months.
"The investment required is significant, but it pales in significance when compared to the cost of COVID-19", said the statement.
The hajj is one of the world's largest mass gatherings.
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Apu , an Indian character in " The Simpsons ", has been the source of controversy for years over its racial stereotyping. Fox Network's statement on Friday did not say whether Apu or other characters would continue to feature in the show.