Dr Hans Kluge, European head of the World Health Organisation, stated that though a doable jab may be accessible in the subsequent 12 months, the finest technique to counter the unfold of an infection would stay “hand washing and distancing”.
He additionally raised issues that not all international locations would get the similar entry to a vaccine.
It comes after WHO director common Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesu stated the unfold of coronavirus was dashing up in lots of international locations and the combat towards the illness was removed from over.
Speaking about the vaccine to the Daily Mail Dr Kluge stated: “Everyone thinks that a vaccine is a panacea.
“First of all we don’t know if a vaccine will work in all age teams.
“Nobody is aware of [when there will be a vaccine]. My dream would be inside a yr. It’s doable nevertheless it’s additionally very doable it will not be in a single yr.
“But everybody talks about it as if it’s a silver bullet. But it’s completely not. I imply, 100 years in the past we had Spanish flu and what was the finest technique? The similar as now, hand washing and distancing.”
Dr Klunge, who oversees 53 international locations in Europe together with the UK, expressed concern over a “significant resurgence” of circumstances throughout the area,
He stated Britain wanted to enhance its monitor and hint strategies to assist fight the illness.
The well being chief additionally spoke of his fears of a second wave after seeing footage of events and mass gatherings in England.
“Please realise that we understand your fatigue but it’s not over,” he stated.
“There can also be a hazard of getting ‘too confident’ over the summer time earlier than an ‘explosion’ of circumstances in the winter.”