With the global number of coronavirus cases now at 9.24 million, the World Health Organisation has predicted the grim milestone of 10 million infections will be reached sometime next week.
More than 9.1 million COVID-19 cases and more than 470,000 deaths have been reported to WHO, according to WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus at Wednesday's press briefing.
The United Nations-backed organization has received $3.4 billion to date and said that of the almost $28 billion it seeks, $13.7 billion is "urgently needed".
Researchers from the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation predicted that United States deaths would reach 180,000 by 1 October, up from the current toll of 121,969.
More than 9.6 million cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, have been reported around the world.
Virus yet to peak in Americas – WHO
Global health advocates on the front lines of the effort to develop vaccines against Covid-19 outlined an $18 billion plan to roll out shots and end the pandemic's worst phase by the end of next year.
Dr Mike Ryan, head of the World Health Organization emergencies program, said the pandemic for many countries in the Americas had not yet peaked and that it was "still intense", especially in Central and South America.
The company's Fusogenix drug delivery platform allowed researchers to quickly advance lead vaccine candidates to animal models, said John Lewis, Entos chief executive officer, in a statement.
The US has a lot more recognized cases of the coronavirus than any other nation, with a lot more than two.three million folks contaminated and a lot more than 121,000 dead.
"But I think AstraZeneca certainly has a more global scope at the moment in terms of where they are doing and planning their vaccine trials".
"It's still very early days in this journey, we may be super lucky - which would be terrific - and have an early win", Witty said.
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