The moment has arrived where the investment needs to be made in coronavirus vaccines and treatment against future pandemics, the experts have warned the people.
The last thing people are thinking about when the pandemic will end and when will be the next one. As it is human nature to move on, to want to put coronaviruses, vaccines, and disease surveillance behind us. But many researchers have recommended for now is the time to get ready for the next one.
Some are already starting to put efforts in antivirals and monoclonal antibodies to prevent the deadly disease and vaccines that could stop a novel virus that’s on track. Either we invest now, or we pay a lot more later,” said Wayne Koff, chief executive officer of the
non-profit Human Vaccines Project. Koff, along with Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance, has published an editorial
Thursday in the prestigious journal Science asks globally for the effort of everyone to develop a universal vaccine against coronavirus, the family that includes the virus causing COVID-19.
We all don’t know that when the next one is going to come, but it will come,” Koff said. “Whether we have a year, or whether we have a decade – given that unknown, we should be prepared for
the issue and look into it seriously.