Biotech advances lead to faster Covid-19 vaccine production

in World News

Everyday, during news briefings, Philippine government officials have been telling the public that they have to strictly follow sanitation and community quarantine rules to prevent contracting the novel coronavirus disease while there is still no cure and vaccine against it, or as Health Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire has been saying, while we are in the midst of “World War C,” referring to Covid-19.

The world has been scrambling to find a cure and vaccine against the pandemic that has infected around 5.2 million people and killed more than 330,000 globally as of May 22.

Pharmaceutical companies are racing to be the first to license a Covid-19 vaccine. The World Health Organization (WHO) said last week that there are “more than 100 candidate” vaccines, but said only seven or eight are “top” candidates, The Associated Press reported.

The WHO did not identify the top candidates. However, separate news items reported the

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