A press conference is being held by the WHO regarding the coronavirus outbreak

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World Health Organization officials are holding a press conference on Friday to say that the world’s governments will update people on the status of the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 7.7 million people worldwide since the first vaccine was launched.

U.S. regulators say approval of Pfizer’s Covid-19 vaccine is imminent. On Thursday evening, a panel of Food and Drug Administration advisers ratified the emergency authorization for the use of the Pfizer vaccine for people over the age of 15. The UK, Canada and Bahrain have approved the vaccine for most adults.

He could not come at a more urgent time. More Americans are now dying from the disease than at any other stage of the epidemic. More than 224,400 new cases of the virus were reported in the country on Thursday, and more than 2,700 people have died in Covid-19 in the country, according to data compiled by Jovis Hopkins University.

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanam Brebrasius expressed concern last week that “there is a growing perception that the epidemic is coming to an end.”

Tedros said that while positive news about vaccine development “encourages us all,” the public must follow public health guidelines.

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