Scientists in North America race to find COVID-19 vaccine
Scientists around the world are racing to find a vaccine for COVID-19. That includes the Center for Structural Genomics of Infectious Diseases, a consortium of nine labs in eight schools in the United States and Canada.
CGTN's Dan Williams spoke to the head of that group about the importance of its work.
Scientists in the US are racing to find a vaccine for the novel coronavirus.
Government agencies, universities and several private companies are involved in the effort.
Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro visited a lab in the US state of Maryland, where researchers say they are making some progress. While a vaccine is likely many months away, research and development is happening in many labs across the nation. Health experts say it could take a year for a COVID-19 vaccine to be ready. NBC News' Dr. John Torres explains the process behind getting the vaccine ready for deployment. Across the U.S. and the globe, scientists are racing to develop a vaccine and a treatment to contain the novel coronavirus, even if it means it won't be ready for this outbreak.