Vaccination continues worldwide, but when will the corona epidemic end? Moderna CEO Stephen Bensel responded

Vaccination continues worldwide, but when will the corona epidemic end? Moderna CEO Stephen Bensel responded

The world is still facing the Coronavirus pandemic. The Kovid-19 virus, which surfaced in Wuhan city of China in December 2019, has reached every part of the world. To defeat Corona, people are being rapidly vaccinated all over the world. However, new variants of the virus are increasing the concerns of governments. In such a situation, there is a question that people around the world are asking again and again that when will the corona epidemic end? In such a situation, the CEO of the top vaccine manufacturer has given the answer.

Vaccine maker Moderna's chief Stephen Bancel said on Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic could end in just a year. He predicted this and said that it will be like the current situation of flu. Stephen Bensel said that if you look at the industry expansion of production capacity in the last six months, there should be enough doses available by the middle of next year. In this way all the people of the world can be vaccinated. During this time, as many booster doses are needed, they will also be available in that number.

Vaccine is very important for good winter: Bensal

Bensal said, those who do not get vaccinated, they will naturally immunize themselves, because the delta variant is very dangerous. In this way we will reach a flu-like situation. If you get vaccinated, you will have good winters. If you do not do this, then the chances of getting sick will increase and may have to be hospitalized. When he was asked when the world would return to normalcy, he said that looking at the situation today, I think it will take a year for this to happen. Bensal said that he hopes that the vaccine will be approved for infants soon.

Delta is testing the customized variants

Moderna's CEO said, the company's current booster has remained the same. But now the time has come to complete the trial of the vaccine to be prepared to compete with the delta variant. He said, we are currently testing the Delta optimized variant in clinical trials. They will form the basis of booster vaccination for 2022. We are also testing on Delta and Beta. He said that scientists believe that mutation of the virus is possible.

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Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

Heavy rains, floods and landslides cause havoc in Nepal, death toll reaches 88

 11 more people have died in Nepal due to floods and landslides caused by heavy rains. The death toll has risen to 88 on Thursday. According to the latest data released by the Ministry of Disaster Management, 30 people are missing in these incidents so far.

Panchthar, a district in eastern Nepal, has recorded the highest number of deaths at 27. This was followed by 13 deaths each in Ilam and Doti districts. Deaths were also reported from 15 other districts including Kalikot, Baitadi, Dadeldhura, Bajang, Humla, Solukhumbu, Puthan, Dhankuta, Morang, Sunsari and Udaipur.

At least 88 people have lost their lives in recent incidents of floods, landslides and floods in different parts of the country following incessant rains in the last three days, Health Ministry officials said. The death of 11 people has been confirmed on Thursday morning. He told that 63 people died on Wednesday, while on Tuesday the death toll was 14.

Natural disaster has occurred in 20 districts of Nepal. 21 people have gone missing in Bajhang district. However, the weather conditions have started improving from Thursday. Meanwhile, Home Minister Balkrishna Khand has directed Nepal Police, Armed Police Forces, National Investigation Department and Nepal Army to immediately evacuate foreign tourists stranded in Humla district.

Twelve people, including four Slovenian tourists and three guides, are stranded in Nakhla in Humla district, 700 km west of Kathmandu. The road in Limi area was blocked due to heavy snowfall. Humla Chief District Officer Ganesh Acharya said they were on their way back to Simikot after completing their trekking expedition at Limi.

Snow had started in the area since Sunday and rescue operations could not be carried out on Wednesday due to bad weather. Officials said that the local administration has sought a helicopter from the Home Ministry to carry out the rescue operation.

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