Dispute flares up over Coronavirus vaccine

Washington/Paris: – The number of Coronavirus deaths has reached 304,795, and more than 1.7 million people have recovered fully. But the number of cases is rapidly increasing in the world and warnings are being issued that this pandemic will last for the next five years. There is a tough competition for developing a vaccine for the virus. In this scenario, a new dispute has started as the Sanofi Company has announced that the rights of the vaccine, developed by the company, will be in the hands of the United States.

In the last 24 hours, 1,754 Coronavirus deaths were reported from the United States, and the total number of deaths in the country has crossed 87,000. Nearly one-fourth of the deaths and one-third of cases have been reported only from the United States. Whereas, more than 160,000 deaths have been reported from Europe. Out of these, more than 34,000 are from the United Kingdom, 31,368 are from Italy, and more than 27,000 deaths have been reported from Spain.

Although there is a reduction in the number of deaths in the pandemic since the last few days, the number of new cases is rising rapidly. Over the previous 24 hours, 95,519 new cases have been reported from around the world. Compared to the previous day, 7,000 more new Coronavirus cases have been reported. There are 4,569,076 Coronavirus cases in the world. 25,000 new cases were reported from the United States once again, and Russia reported additional 10,598 new cases.

The second wave of Coronavirus has hit South Korea, with an addition of 29 new cases in the last 24 hours. Whereas, the number of asymptomatic Coronavirus cases in China has reached 750. After finding 20 new cases of the second wave in Wuhan, the origin of the pandemic, China has restarted screening in the city. China claimed to have screened 3 million people by Friday.

Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation claimed that the pandemic would last for the next five years. Nearly 100 companies are frantically working on developing a vaccine for the outbreak. But it is said that it will take almost one year to find a viable vaccine. But even before completing the development, the Sanofi company in France has announced that the rights of the vaccine being developed by it will be with the United States. The company has reasoned that the rights will be with the United States as a US company has made huge investments in the company. But the European Union has strongly objected to the statement issued by the Sanofi company.

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