May.01 — More than 200 different programs have been launched to develop vaccines and therapeutics to combat Covid-19. From well-known industry giants such as Gilead Sciences Inc. to Johnson & Johnson, they’re engaged in a global race to find and test the products. Here’s a look at the drugs and vaccines that might end the Coronavirus pandemic.
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.