The View From Asia

An amazing race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine

Asia News Network writers share their views on the hunt for a vaccine. Here are excerpts.

A healthcare employee working during a simulation for coronavirus vaccine clinical trials at the Faculty of Medicine at Padjadjaran University amid the pandemic in Bandung, Indonesia. Getting the vaccine through its various stages to government approval and, finally, the market is a long, complex and expensive process. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Dian Rahma Bakti

The Jakarta Post, Indonesia

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 23, 2020, with the headline An amazing race to develop a Covid-19 vaccine. Subscribe