HealthDay Reports: Why Will It Take So Long for a COVID-19 Vaccine?
With so much talk around a COVID-19 vaccine and the urgency of developing one, many people can't help but wonder what's the hold up?
MONDAY, April 6, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials have been warning that a COVID-19 vaccine will not be available to the public for 12 to 18 months, dampening hopes that there will be a quick end to the global pandemic nightmare.
But Chinese researchers cracked the virus' genetic code within weeks of its emergence late last year, and two vaccine candidates are already in early human trials -- one in China and the other in the United States.
What's the hold up?