By supporting the goals of #COVAX and @ACTAccelerator, we still have the opportunity to save millions of lives from this terrible disease. Two million deaths is already far, far too many."
Source of epidemiological data: @JohnsHopkins | @JHUSystems (5/5)
But the tools by themselves will not end the pandemic. The world must come together to ensure that everyone has access to these vaccines, diagnostics, and therapeutics if they are to realise their potential to save lives and end this devastating pandemic. (4/5)
The global scientific community has come together like never before to deliver diagnostics and therapeutics and now multiple safe and effective vaccines in the space of a single year. We are now assembling the tools we need to end this pandemic. (3/5)
...has touched all of us and its devastating impact will be felt for many years to come.
But as we mark this sad moment we must also strengthen our resolve to tackle the worst health crisis in more than a century. (2/5)
Statement from Dr. Richard Hatchett, CEO of CEPI, as the world sadly reaches 2 million lives lost to #COVID19.
"Today marks a grim milestone in this global COVID-19 pandemic. With 2 million people tragically losing their lives to COVID-19 the impact of this pandemic... (1/5) https://t.co/kXSlby1cRk
"Man har vært villige til å klargjøre for de neste fasene av utviklingen av en vaksinekandidat selv om man ikke vet om den vil lykkes. Vi har tatt økonomisk risiko for å vinne tid."
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"We will emerge from this pandemic as a society that has lived through the experience of the disruptive power of disease. We will have more tools, but will only go as far as our political will can take us"💬CEPI's Joe Simmonds-Issler
Delighted to welcome Ministers @lia_tadesse & @Menlu_RI as co-chairs with Minister @karinagould of the #COVAX Advance Market Commitment engagement group! Their leadership is exactly what the Gavi COVAX AMC needs to help ensure that all economies have access to #COVID19 vaccines.
Decades of research by tens of thousands of scientists worldwide put in place the essential knowledge and methods that underpinned the rapid development of some #COVID19 vaccines today ⏰🔬 @statnews ⏬
Our centralised labs network was established to provide reliable markers of immunity, like how high antibody levels need to be to neutralise #SARSCoV2, to help regulators assess the efficacy of various vaccine candidates 🔬
A global emergency stockpile of 500,000 doses of Ebola vaccine is an example of how Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance and @UNICEF are strengthening the world’s defenses against potentially devastating infectious disease outbreaks: https://t.co/XEDHR1REWn
3) Nipah virus infection can cause severe, rapidly progressive illness that affects the respiratory system and the central nervous system, including inflammation of the brain (encephalitis) 🧠 https://t.co/msQBS2Rxwt
2) The natural hosts of the virus are fruit bats (also known as flying foxes) of the genus Pteropus. Nipah virus can be spread to people from infected bats, infected pigs, or infected people 🦇 https://t.co/ra4M4NowgA