A mix of legacy drugmakers and small startups have stepped forward with plans to develop vaccines or treatments that target the infection caused by the novel coronavirus. Although no vaccine has completed clinical trials there are multiple attempts in progress to develop such a vaccine in late february 2020 the world health organization who said it did not expect a vaccine against sars cov 2 the causative virus to become available in less than 18 months.
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Covid 19 virus vaccine. The company has expanded this arrangement to focus on a covid 19 vaccine. Covid 19 which was first. A covid 19 vaccine is a hypothetical vaccine against coronavirus disease 2019 covid 19.
Research is happening at breakneck speed and there are. In the three months since the covid 19 pandemic started scientists around the world have raced to create the first vaccine against it with trials either starting or poised to in the u s china. Coronavirus is spreading around the world but there are still no drugs that can kill the virus or vaccines that can protect against it.
Moderna s vaccine against covid 19 was developed in record time because it s based on a relatively new genetic method that does not require growing huge amounts of virus. The virus that causes covid 19 known as sars cov 2 consists of a strand of rna enclosed in a spike covered capsule.