CORONAVIRUS VACCINE 'WEEKS' AWAY FROM BEING DEVELOPED, SAYS HEAD OF ISRAELI SCIENCE RESEARCH INSTITUTE
BY KASHMIRA GANDER
The head of a research institute in Israel has said its scientists are "weeks" away from developing a vaccine against the deadly new coronavirus which causes COVID-19.
The new virus that has killed over 2,800 people is a member of the large coronavirus family of pathogens, which also includes SARS and MERS. On Thursday, the MIGAL Galilee Research Institute said in a statement a new vaccine against a coronavirus which infects chickens has brought them a step closer to developing a preparation to protect against COVID-19.