For vaccines against coronavirus will take billions of dollars.
The world health organization has estimated how much it may cost expedited development, testing and production of vaccines against coronavirus. According to the who, it will require investments in the amount of about $ 31 billion, reports the Chronicle.info with reference to Country.
The who presented a plan for the costs of creating vaccines, in the amount of $31.3 billion $3.4 billion have already been invested in the development of drugs. And in the next 12 months you will need another $27.9 billion, including $14 billion for immediate needs.
Online briefing by the special representative of the project Access to COVID-19 Tools (access tools COVID-19) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala noted that these funds will certainly pay off.
“Although these figures look great but this is not the case when we think about the alternative. If we spend billions now, then we will avoid the cost into the trillions,” said she.
The requested project funds will allow by the middle of 2021 to spend 500 million tests for coronavirus in countries with low and middle incomes, and to ensure that there are 245 million treatment courses. It is also expected that by the end of 2021 will be able to extend to 2 billion doses of vaccines, half of them in countries with low and middle incomes.
In turn, the head of the who tedros adhanom Ghebreyesus said that a key principle of the project — equal access for all to treatment and vaccination. According to him, “for true effectiveness of treatments should be prescribed with another essential ingredient is solidarity.”