Coronavirus vaccine will not be ready soon, earliest by year end: Duke-NUS don

Professor Wang Linfa, director of the emerging infectious disease programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, said people tend to confuse a candidate vaccine with a vaccine available for people to use.
Professor Wang Linfa, director of the emerging infectious disease programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, said people tend to confuse a candidate vaccine with a vaccine available for people to use.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

SINGAPORE - Despite claims that a vaccine against the new coronavirus will be available soon, the earliest realistic time for a licensed vaccine will be year end, says Professor Wang Linfa. And that is if everything goes well.

Prof Wang, director of the emerging infectious disease programme at Duke-NUS Medical School, said people tend to confuse a candidate vaccine with a vaccine available for people to use.

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