Coronavirus: the global race for a vaccine | FT Interview

Jeremy Farrar, the director of the Wellcome Trust, speaks to the FT’s Vanessa Kortekaas about the global race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine, how to prevent ‘vaccine nationalism’ and the lessons learned so far from the coronavirus pandemic

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

  • Challenges facing the world: Secretary-General on the United Nations at 75
  • Keir Starmer says schoolchildren should be tested in same priority group as key workers | Covid-19
  • Matt Hancock: UK at coronavirus ‘tipping point’
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