Forbes 26 Mar 2020

Meet One Of The Doctors Developing A Vaccine For COVID-19


Forbes science editor Alex Knapp interviews Dr. Chil-Yong Kang, whose research team has worked on vaccines for HIV, Zika and MERS coronavirus, and is now pivoting to help the world with a potential vaccine for COVID-19.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged all world leaders to pull together in the global fight for a vaccine for COVID-19 during an online pledging "marathon" today, as the United States steered clear of the conference. Canada's health minister, Patty Hajdu, says even as several provinces and sectors engage in a "cautious reopening," people need to understand that the coronavirus outbreak is "not over."
Across the globe, scientists are working hard to come up with a vaccine for COVID-19. Peter Chin-Hong, Professor of Medicine and Infectious Disease Specialist at the University of California, San Francisco, talked about where we are in that process.
Healthcare workers are risking their lives every day caring for COVID-19 patients, but some are facing threats of deportation. NBC News spoke with two N.Y. doctors that shared concerns over losing their temporary work visas.
President Trump ordered all flags at federal buildings to fly at half-staff for the next three days. The tribute, which will last through Memorial Day, honors Americans who have died from COVID-19. Nearly 100,000 Americans have lost their lives to the virus.

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