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Here’s why the WHO says a coronavirus vaccine is 18 months away


While the world worries about the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a vaccine could take 18 months to make – but will it be too late?

Doomsday predictions are spreading untethered online, but experts say there are many ways the virus could play out.Experts warn, a coronavirus vaccine could still be 18 months away. Picture: istock. Source:istock

Let’s explore why, even with global efforts, it might take this long.

China shared publicly the full RNA sequence of the virus — now known as SARS-CoV-2 rather than COVID-19, which refers to the disease itself — in the first half of January ...


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