Vanquishing a virus: the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine

Vanquishing a virus: the hunt for a Covid-19 vaccine

The world’s top medics have been working around the clock to find a vaccine that stops coronavirus in its tracks. Will their Herculean efforts prove successful in containing Covid-19?

Aaron Rogan

News Correspondent @aarrogan
8th March, 2020

On New Year’s Eve, Chinese authorities told the world’s top health officials that a strange pneumonia-like disease was spreading throughout the port city of Wuhan. Little was known about the virus, other than that it seemed to be linked to a live seafood market where several of the first people infected worked.

While public health officials put the area into lockdown, the clock started ticking for local scientists to map the...

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