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Widespread COVID-19 Vaccination Won’t Happen Until Mid-2021 Says WHO

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Don’t expect to see large numbers of people inoculated against the coronavirus any time soon, says the World Health Organization.

There are several vaccines currently in advanced trials; but none have demonstrated the “clear signal” of efficacy, sought by the health body, according to a spokesperson. “We are really not expecting to see widespread vaccination until the middle of next year,” admits Margaret Harris at Thursday’s UN briefing.

The WHO notes that there are 34 vaccines globally, carrying out human trials, with 142 vaccine candidates currently in the pre-clinical trial phase.

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