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European official says vaccine not coming soon

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AP  |  Brussels 

The European Medicines Agency's executive director says a coronavirus vaccine won't be available soon and that even when one is ready, production won't be sufficient to offer protection to the entire world's population.

Guido Rasi said Monday in a session with European lawmakers that a vaccine against the deadly virus is one year away at best.

Even then, Rasi said there won't be enough doses for the entire population.

He said a coordinated approach at the European level will be key to identifying those who will benefit the most from the vaccine.

We will need to have one holistic model to create the first ring of defense in the general population, he said.

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First Published: Mon, May 18 2020. 15:30 IST