Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

The first of 30,000 volunteers in the United States are taking part in the world’s biggest coronavirus vaccine trial to date. Yet as Muhammad Munir, lecturer in biomedicine at Lancaster University warns, there is no guarantee that the experimental vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., will really protect. Subscribe to … Read more Virus vaccine put to final test in thousands of volunteers

How close are we to a COVID-19 vaccine? | Inside Story

The race for a COVID-19 vaccine is gathering pace. Scientists around the world are competing to develop a safe and effective treatment that may help end the pandemic. Years of research is being completed in just a few months. A team at Oxford University in the UK has released promising results from early trials. It’s … Read more How close are we to a COVID-19 vaccine? | Inside Story

Promising results from early COVID-19 vaccine trial | The World

The World speaks to Dr Muhammad Munir – a virologist from the University of Lancaster – about promising results from a trial coronavirus vaccine designed by the University of Oxford and developed in partnership with AstraZeneca. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe … Read more Promising results from early COVID-19 vaccine trial | The World

Coronavirus: Vaccine research going fast, says virologist

Analysis of the coronavirus pandemic with virologist Muhammad Munir from Lancaster University. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Subscribe to our YouTube channel: http://f24.my/youtubeEN Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

No Covid-19 vaccine expected ‘until 2021’, virologist says amid Sanofi row

French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi’s CEO told Bloomberg the US should be first in line should the company develop a coronavirus vaccine, since the country has invested the most. The French government reacted saying this would be “unacceptable”. “The most realistic timeline is that we won’t have a Covid-19 vaccine in 2020”, Muhammad Munir, virologist & … Read more No Covid-19 vaccine expected ‘until 2021’, virologist says amid Sanofi row

Experts fear second wave without testing and tracing in place

Researchers fear Europe could face a second wave as countries start to ease lockdown. Muhammad Munir, virologist and lecturer in biomedicine, Lancaster University, warns that until the infrastructure for mass testing and contact tracing is in place, it would too early to ease the draconian social distancing measures. Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/youtubeEN FRANCE … Read more Experts fear second wave without testing and tracing in place

Should ‘wet markets’ be banned? I Inside Story

Scientists are still trying to confirm the exact source of the new coronavirus sweeping across the world. It’s believed the virus may have jumped from exotic animals to humans at a market in Wuhan, China. That’s led to growing calls to ban ‘wet markets’, where many people in Asia and other parts of the world … Read more Should ‘wet markets’ be banned? I Inside Story

Is it too early to lift the lockdown on Wuhan? | Inside Story

Much of the world is now imposing strict lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. But the Chinese city where the pandemic began is easing restrictions, after a sharp fall in new cases. 11 million people in Wuhan are now allowed to leave the city for the first time since late January. Health officials are … Read more Is it too early to lift the lockdown on Wuhan? | Inside Story

Is the WHO mishandling the coronavirus response? | Inside Story

As the numbers of infected and dead grows around the world, Al Jazeera asked the question “Is the WHO mishandling the coronavirus response?” More and more countries are reporting cases of the coronavirus. The World Health Organization is worried that some of the new infections appear to have no direct link to China, where the … Read more Is the WHO mishandling the coronavirus response? | Inside Story