Countries in the West have a “really clear” need for a Covid-19 vaccine, Jerome Kim, director general of the International Vaccine Institute said as cases in that part of the world are climbing rapidly.
“In countries that have been successful in controlling the coronavirus, primarily countries in Asia, the drive, the need for immediate vaccine is less apparent,” he told CNBC.
A number of European countries have tightened social-distancing measures to battle a resurgence of Covid-19 cases.
Meanwhile, California became the second state after Texas to top a million infections in the U.S., data compiled by Johns Hopkins University showed.
— Yen Nee Lee