Dr Norman Swan looks at what happens when a COVID vaccine is discovered | 7.30

For months the world has eagerly awaited news of a vaccine for COVID-19. But now people are starting to turn their minds to what will happen when one is actually successful. Who gets access to the vaccine? Will it get to everyone who needs it? Or only to countries wealthy enough to enter into lucrative contracts in advance?

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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.

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