A scientist at a laboratory in Brazil works on a potential coronavirus vaccine, as researchers fast-track numerous possible treatments while the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE A scientist at a laboratory in Brazil works on a potential coronavirus vaccine, as researchers fast-track numerous possible treatments while the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE
A scientist at a laboratory in Brazil works on a potential coronavirus vaccine, as researchers fast-track numerous possible treatments while the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE

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Coronavirus treatments and vaccine trials in the works

  • A number of proposed antiviral treatments and vaccines are already in the experimental phase, just months after the coronavirus was identified
  • Accumulated knowledge from studies into Sars and Mers has allowed scientists to advance at unprecedented speed

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
A scientist at a laboratory in Brazil works on a potential coronavirus vaccine, as researchers fast-track numerous possible treatments while the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE A scientist at a laboratory in Brazil works on a potential coronavirus vaccine, as researchers fast-track numerous possible treatments while the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE
A scientist at a laboratory in Brazil works on a potential coronavirus vaccine, as researchers fast-track numerous possible treatments while the Covid-19 pandemic rapidly spreads. Photo: EPA-EFE
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