Cases of the coronavirus have today, August 11th, hit 20 million according to a tally by the John Hopkins University tally with more an excess of 12.2 million recoveries and close to 735,000 reportedly succumbed to the deadly virus.
When the first case of COVID19 was recorded in Wuhan, China last November, nobody in their right state of mind would predict that ten months later, the world would be at crossroads with over 20 million people infected by the contagious disease. The United States of America is the most affected country registering 5.18 million cases and Brazil claiming 3.06 million of the 20 million cases. This has led to the creation of a new normal with events that require large gatherings canceled and the scientific process promoted.
Sadly, these figures are not creating the alarm they should with many people becoming so reluctant about the effects of what the United States president, Donald Trump prefers to call “Chinese virus”. But this has not stopped governments from sticking to the guidelines that have left a big part of the world locked down for close to six months with the United States considering a measure to block US citizens and permanent residents from entering the country if they are suspected of being infected with the new coronavirus, according to the New York Times.
Our moods, however, should rise with Russia providing a beacon of hope as President Vladimir Putin today announced that Russia has developed the first vaccine offering “sustainable immunity” against coronavirus. The vaccine according to Putin was developed by the Gamaleya National Research Centre and was approved by the Russian Health Ministry after less than two months of human testing
Putin stressed that it has passed all necessary tests as we wait to see how the world receives this light at the end of dark tunnel.