There may never be a 'silver bullet' for coronavirus - WHO

There may never be a 'silver bullet' for coronavirus - WHO

- WHO said the world may not quickly come to normalcy after the Covid-19 crisis

- The global health body's DG, Tedros Ghebreyesus, however, said the world is hopeful of vaccines

- The WHO DG also stated that new vaccines are now in the clinical stages in what ushered in ease amid the current global crisis

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Despite strong hope that the world may eventually have something to smile at when the Covid-19 vaccines emerge, World Health Organisation (WHO) has said coronavirus cure may not be magical.

The global health agency also warned that life may not easily go back to normalcy as many sectors have been greatly affected by the ravaging virus.

More than 18 million Covid-19 cases have been reported across over 200 countries and territories with 693,723 confirmed deaths and 11,476,639 recoveries.

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Speaking on Sunday, August 2, WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said there may not be a "silver bullet" when the vaccines come out as many countries have been savaged.

Ghebreyesus hinted that cure to coronavirus may emerge before the year runs out and added that "number of vaccines are now in phase three clinical."

Covid-19: There may never be a 'silver bullet' for coronavirus - WHO

WHO said the world may not quickly come to normalcy after the Covid-19 crisis. Credit: Reuters Africa.
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“The message to people and governments is clear: ‘Do it all. 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,” the WHO DG told a virtual news briefing from the U.N. body’s headquarters in Geneva.

He also enjoined people to take caution and use face mask which he termed as a symbol of global solidarity.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that WHO said it has suspended the "solidarity trial" of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 treatment.

The global health agency announced the decision on Monday, May 25, through its director-general.

Citing the study carried out and published by The Lancet, which had examined the effects of the use of hydroxychloroquine alone or with macrolide, Ghebreyesus in his address said WHO is unable to confirm the effect of chloroquine when used for Covid-19 treatment.

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