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Coronavirus vaccine update: Importance of Covid-19 drug, current status

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Coronavirus | Health Ministry | World Health Organization

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

Less than six months after the world first learnt about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV 2) in Wuhan, China, there currently are more than 110 teams in contention, speeding up efforts to produce a ready vaccine. A lot of vaccines are in the development phase in India as well, and medicinal trials are also going on for treatment.

The reason behind the rush is a staggering number of Covid-19 cases (past 6 million) and death toll (more than 350,000 globally). In India alone, there are 151,876 corona cases as of May 27. Large pharmaceutical companies such as Gilead Sciences, Pfizer, ...

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First Published: Thu, May 28 2020. 12:09 IST