No silver bullet for virus, warns WHO chief, but don’t despair

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No silver bullet for virus, warns WHO chief, but don’t despair

The remarks come as some countries continue to record high numbers while others experience a resurgence

Anne Gulland

There might never be a “silver bullet” treatment for coronavirus, the director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) said.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday: “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.”..

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