The UK based Pakistani, Dr. Muhammad Munir has listed among the potential vaccine maker of COVID-19 by WHO. Munir is currently a virologist at the University of Lancaster.
Dr. Muhammad Munir, virologist of Lancaster University is one of the 110 candidates whose vaccine is chosen for clinical trials. The vaccine is classified as “AV Paramedic Virus Vector (APMV)”.
Recently Munir used his Twitter handle to announce this great news saying
“THE LANCASTER UNIVERSITY VACCINE IS NOW ON THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION LANDSCAPE. LONG WAY TO GO BUT WILL KEEP PUSHING”.
However, AV Paramedic Virus Vector (APMV) is no doubt listed in the landscape documents prepared by the WHO but still it is not ready to use. Clinical trials are about to begin, after its success, the vaccine will be available.
Munir has been part of the team which is working on the vaccine of curing Coronavirus since this pandemic took hold. Besides this, he was part of different social awareness programs.
Also, he has seemed on several international television channels, where he has provided knowledge about the novel virus. Moreover, he highlighted the steps and precautions needed to curb this pandemic.
It is noteworthy that drafts of WHO listed this vaccine as a promising cure but still it needs several clinical trials.
Munir further wrote on his Twitter account that he was trying to reach the Government fo Pakistan for over a month but still didn’t get any serious response. Besides this, he used his Facebook page to reach the Government of Pakistan but all in vain so far.
Should we consider all this as the incompetence of the government?
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