Merkel Calls for International Cooperation on Coronavirus Vaccine

  • "We will put all our obligations on the table, and we are happy that our partners from all over the world will accompany us on this mission," the published invitation said.
  • The appeal was joined by the leaders of France, Italy, Norway, and the EU.
  • Eleven further cases of illnesses with COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hamburg.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and heads of state and government, called for international cooperation in the search for a vaccine for the new coronavirus. As mentioned in a joint article for the newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, published Saturday, this desire was expressed before the International Donors Conference next Monday.

Angela Dorothea Merkel is a German politician serving as Chancellor of Germany since 2005. She served as the leader of the centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) from 2000 to 2018.

“We will put all our obligations on the table, and we are happy that our partners from all over the world will accompany us on this mission,” the published invitation said. The advocates also said, “the means we mobilize will stimulate unparalleled international cooperation between scientists, regulatory bodies, industrial institutions, governments, international organizations, charitable foundations and representatives of the health sector.”

This appeal was signed alongside the German Chancellor, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, European Council President Charles Michel, and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The latter had previously announced that a conference in this regard would be held in mid-April.

The conference aims to mobilize energies around the world to develop vaccines, medicines, and testing methods to combat the Coronavirus. Once this money is available, access to the materials produced will be available at reasonable rates worldwide. The target amount is €7.5 billion, as an initial payment, and it is expected that these funds will be in the first place in favor of internationally-recognized health organizations.

Coronavirus Spreading in Germany

As reported by the University Hospital Eppendorf (UKE), another patient died in the cancer ward with COVID-19 infection. It is an 83-year-old with a highly advanced lymphoma and serious comorbidities. The woman was one of the patients who tested positive for the novel coronavirus in early April. Now it is being examined whether the coronavirus was the cause of the death of the woman.

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), also known as 2019-nCoV acute respiratory disease (2019-nCoV ARD), and novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP) is a viral respiratory disease caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). It was first detected during the 2019–20 Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.

A 71-year-old patient at the cancer ward with COVID-19 infection had died on Friday. A total of six patients in the cancer ward at UKE, in whom coronaviruses have been detected, have so far died.

New cases in Hamburg

Since yesterday’s report, eleven further cases of illnesses with COVID-19 have been confirmed in Hamburg. This brings the total number of cases reported in Hamburg to 4,831. According to the current status, 152 people living in Hamburg are currently being treated due to a disease with COVID-19, of which 60 people are receiving intensive care.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), around 3,700 of those previously tested and reported positive with the Sars CoV-2 virus have recovered. The health authority is currently assuming almost 970 Hamburgers are infected with the coronavirus. This means that more than three times as many people have recovered since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Hamburg than expected.

According to the Robert Koch Institute, 163 people have already died of COVID-19 infection in Hamburg. According to the Institute of Forensic Medicine, COVID-19 infection was also found to be the cause of 163 deaths at the present time.

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Joyce Davis

My history goes back to 2002 and I  worked as a reporter, interviewer, news editor, copy editor, managing editor, newsletter founder, almanac profiler, and news radio broadcaster.

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