Coronavirus vaccine will take at least 24 months to develop, says Academic

Coronavirus vaccine will take at least 24 months to develop, says Academic
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"It will probably take at least twelve months, and it could be eighteen months, and it’s entirely possible that we will never have a vaccine that works," said Dr Jeremy Rossman, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Virology and President of Research in Aid Networks at the University of Kent, APA reports citing Sputnik.

While answering the question of Sputnik on "How long will it take before a coronavirus vaccine becomes widely available?" Doctor said: "Right now, we have several very promising vaccines that are undergoing trials, and a lot of these vaccines are based on platforms that have worked for other emerging infectious diseases such as the Ebola Virus or have been based on trial vaccines for other viruses like SARS.

I do have a lot of hope that we will be able to get a vaccine that will work well for COVID-19, but with all the clinical trials that are needed to make sure that the vaccine is safe and effective, then scaling up production and distribution it’s unlikely that we will have something any earlier than twelve months, even if things go very smoothly."

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