July 2020: Two research teams announced breakthroughs in the search for a coronavirus vaccine. The WHO reported that 22 more vaccine candidates were in clinical trials. An overview of the most important vaccine strategies.
The World Health Organization has warned that, despite a rush to develop an effective vaccine against the coronavirus, there may never be a "silver bullet." The WHO chief has urged all nations to enforce health measures.
The European Union has reached an agreement with French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi for the supply of 300 million doses of a potential coronavirus vaccine.
The speed at which Russia plans to roll out its first potential vaccine has sparked concerns over whether Moscow prioritizes national prestige over health and safety. Russia hopes the vaccine will be launched by October.
The global coronavirus death toll has exceeded 700,000, with one person dying every 15 seconds in recent weeks. Catch up with this and other latest news on the COVID-19 pandemic.
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