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No ‘silver bullet’ yet for coronavirus – WHO

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THE World Health Organisation has warned that while there were strong hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine, there might never be a “silver bullet” for the coronavirus.

  This was made known by the WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus during a virtual press conference in Geneva today.

   According to Ghebreyesus, it is a global infection that despite efforts to contain the spread has infected over 18 million people.

  “We learn every day about this virus and I’m pleased that the world has made progress in identifying treatments that can help people with the most serious forms of COVID-19 recover.

  “A number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical trials and we all hope to have a number of effective vaccines that can help prevent people from infection.

  “However, there’s no silver bullet at the moment and there might never be. For now, stopping outbreaks comes down to the basics of public health and disease control.

  The WHO boss added that mothers should breastfeed their babies even if they have contracted COVID-19, as the benefits outweigh the risks of infection.

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