As much of the world grapples to find the path forward, with the deadly virus still spreading in some places and a vaccine at best a distant reality, Europe is slowly emerging from isolation.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than five million people, with over 334,000 deaths. Here are coronavirus-related updates for May 22:
The data is from eight people who took part in a safety trial that kicked off in March as the global pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus was spreading.
The global coronavirus pandemic has affected more than 4.6 million people, with over 308,000 deaths, according to a tracker. Here are more coronavirus-related developments for May 16:
Trump expressed his hope that a vaccine would be in place before the end of the year and said his administration would mobilise its forces to get a vaccine distributed once one was developed.
The nation could face “the darkest winter in modern history” if the virus rebounds, said whistleblower Rick Bright.
The European Medicines Agency is also looking at therapeutics to help deal with the effects of the coronavirus, some of which could see approval by this summer.
With pressure growing in many countries for more measures to restart the economy, politicians also are trying to boost funding for research into a vaccine for Covid-19 which many scientists warn could take much longer than a few months.
The trial will be conducted on 200 healthy people in the first stage. Meanwhile, the world's largest vaccine maker says it's unlikely Covid-19 vaccines can be mass-produced before second half of 2021.
Children may be at low risk for infection by Covid-19 but are vulnerable to other deadly diseases without the vaccinations that are currently being held back by border restrictions according to the WHO's Direct-General.
They’re fast-tracking the testing and regulatory review of vaccines with no guarantee they will prove effective. They’re building and re-tooling plants for vaccines with slim chances of being approved
Global leaders join World Health Organization to launch an initiative to accelerate work on drugs, tests and vaccines against Covid-19, but US stays away from plan announcement.
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