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So far, the #coronavirus has infected nearly four to five million people across the world and killed more than 300,000, according to a Johns Hopkins tally. The pandemic has cast a pall over the global economy. Many countries are cautiously emerging from a lockdown but life is unlikely to return to normal until a coronavirus vaccine is found. According to the World Health Organization, more than 70 potential vaccines are in the pipeline. All of them are at various stages in the race against time to defeat the virus. A top EU health agency says – in the best-case scenario – a vaccine could be ready by early next year. How far are we from a potent vaccine? Earlier, Tian Wei talked to Dr. Jerome Kim, the Director General of the International #Vaccine Institute.
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