Even as countries toy with the idea of relaxing lockdown and restarting life in the COVID era, the novel coronavirus continues to claim more lives. As of now, COVID-19 has infected more than 4.5 million people across the world and caused 3,03,651 fatalities. At the same time, scientists and medical researchers are working tirelessly to develop potential treatments and vaccine for the highly infectious new coronavirus disease. There are 7 or 8 top candidates for COVID-19 vaccine: WHO
The World Health Organization has also identified top 7 or 8 candidates for COVID-19 vaccines. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus elaborated in UN Economic and Social Council video briefing that accelerated efforts are currently underway aided by 8 billion dollars pledged by leaders from 40 countries.
Meanwhile, health experts remain cautious and are strictly advising everyone to stay indoors and practise social distancing. This is to ensure that the health care systems are not overwhelmed and researchers and experts have more time to work on a potential vaccine candidate. Here are the latest updates on the potential COVID-19 vaccines: