How close are we to a Covid-19 vaccine?

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  • The quest to find a vaccine solution for Covid-19 is critically urgent, but experts in the field tell us we are at least 18 months aways from a viable product and human trials are a tricky process. Once we have the vaccine, there are many other barriers and hurdles before we see a working product in the general market.

    We delve into the history of vaccines, explore the challenges and opportunities that face researchers, and the complexity of rollout once a solution is found. With the complexity of the vaccine solution more evident, what solutions should we be focusing on?

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    With thanks to:
    Dr Amesh Adalja – Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. Expert on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity.
    Prof David Heyman – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Headed the global response to the SARS outbreak at the WHO.
    Prof Dirk Pfeiffer – Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Chair of One Health at City University of Hong Kong
    Katherine Mason – Medical Anthropologist at Brown University
    Paul Nuki – Global Health Security Editor at the Telegraph.
    David Henig – Director at UK Trade Policy Project at European Centre for International Political Economy. Adviser on UK and global trade policy developments and are websites of The Telegraph, the UK’s best-selling quality daily newspaper providing news and analysis on UK and world events, business, sport, lifestyle and culture.

    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)

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