How long will a coronavirus vaccine take? A Q&A with Jerome Kim, head of the International Vaccine Institute
As the novel coronavirus pandemic continues to sicken thousands, universities and companies around the world are working on a vaccine for the Covid-19 disease.Given the gravity of the crisis, the mission comes with obvious challenges – not least the lack of information on Covid-19, including whether an infected person can build a natural immunity to a second infection.Dr Jerome Kim, the director general of the International Vaccine Institute and an expert on the evaluation and development of…
As the global Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, it puts into sharp focus how the Trump administration's harsh immigration policies may lead to (yet another) humanitarian crisis -- this time along the US-Mexico border, where thousands of asylum seekers are living in overcrowded makeshift encampments, many without running water. If there were a coronavirus outbreak in one of these encampments -- which are already short on medical supplies -- the results could be catastrophic.