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9 reasons you can be hopeful that Covid vaccine will be available in 2021

In as many as 99% of all COVID-19 cases, the patient recovers from the infection, and the virus is cleared from the body

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A vaccine will protect, in part, by inducing the production of antibodies against the spike protein on the surface of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

William Petri | The Conversation
As fall approaches rapidly, many are wondering if the race for a vaccine will bear fruit as early as January 2021.
I am a physician-scientist and infectious diseases specialist at the University of Virginia, where I care for patients and conduct research into COVID-19. I am occasionally asked how I can be sure that researchers will develop a successful vaccine to prevent COVID-19. After all, we still don’t have one for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
Here is where the current research stands, where I think we will be in five months and why you can be optimistic

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First Published: Aug 25 2020 | 9:30 AM IST

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