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COVID-19 Vaccine Is Unlikely To Be Available By 2020


Although studies are showing positive results, on May 22, the General Director of the Italian Pharmaceutical Administration (AIFA), Nicola Magrini, confirmed that there will be no vaccine for Covid-19 acute respiratory infection in November. 9, the right time may be next Spring or Summer. 

Speaking to the press about the situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, the AIFA Director General said that there are currently 5-6 promising vaccines, and the studies are in phase 1.

Meanwhile, Silvio Brusaferro, President of the Italian Institute of Advanced Health (ISS), said that in all regions, the number of new infections is decreasing but there is still a difference between regions and is divided into three areas.

The disease curve is stable and declining, but he asserts that the SARS-CoV-2 virus is still spreading and does not rule out the possibility of increase in the coming weeks, so he advises people not to loosen personal protection measures.

On the same day, the Italian Civil Protection Agency announced that the total number of Covid-19 cases in the country was 228,658 cases. In particular, the number of deaths is 32,616 cases and the number of recovery cases is 136,720 people.

The Civil Protection Agency also said a total of nine regions and autonomous provinces recorded no daily deaths including: Valle d'Aosta, Umbria, Molise, Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata, Sicily, Trento Province and Bolzano.

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