Dr. Muhammad Munir is a Pakistani based English virologist at the University of Lancaster. Since the coronavirus pandemic, he has been part of one of a team that is working on a vaccine for the virus.
Apart fr0m this, he has appeared 0n multiple internati0nal televisi0n channels, where he has pr0vided expert advice 0n the virus and the necessary measures needed t0 help to prevent the spread 0f the disease.
Recently, he tweeted that the p0tential vaccine he had been w0rking 0n has been sh0rtlisted by the W0rld Health 0rganizati0n al0ng with several 0thers.
Acc0rding t0 WH0, these draft vaccines sh0w the m0st pr0mise but they aren’t the definitive cure yet with all 0f these still needing multiple clinical trials.
Acc0rding t0 WH0 website, “These landscape d0cuments have been prepared by the W0rld Health 0rganizati0n (WH0) f0r inf0rmati0n purp0ses 0nly c0ncerning the 2019-2020 gl0bal 0f the n0vel c0r0navirus. Inclusi0n 0f any particular pr0duct 0r entity in any 0f these landscape d0cuments d0es n0t c0nstitute, and shall n0t be deemed 0r c0nstrued as, any appr0val 0r end0rsement by WH0 0f such pr0duct 0r entity (0r any 0f its businesses 0r activities).”
In the draft list, a vaccine by the University 0f Lancaster is listed and it sh0ws that currently, it is at the pre-clinical stage. Munir has stated that f0r 0ver a m0nth, he has tried t0 reach 0ut t0 the G0vernment 0f Pakistan but hasn’t g0tten a resp0nse fr0m them.