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LONDON: Coronavirus could “burn out naturally” so a vaccine is no longer needed, a former World Health Organisation director has claimed. Professor Karol Sikora, an oncologist and chief medical officer at Rutherford Health, UK, said it is likely the British public has more immunity than previously thought and Covid-19 could end up “petering out by itself”, The Telegrah reported.
“There is a real chance that the virus will burn out naturally before any vaccine is developed,” he wrote on his social media profile. “We are seeing a roughly similar pattern everywhere – I suspect we have more immunity than estimated. We need to keep slowing the virus, but it could be petering out by itself.”
Professor Sikora’s comments come shortly after Alok Sharma, the UK’s Business Secretary announced that the government would be investing £93m in the construction of the UK’s first dedicated Vaccine Manufacturing and Innovation Centre (VMIC. –Agencies, IHN-NN
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