Vaccines, treatments still a bridge too far, says US expert

The top US expert on infectious diseases told a Senate panel on Tuesday that it’s still too early to expect a coronavirus vaccine or treatment. Dr Aanthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said that the idea of treatment or vaccine to facilitate the reentry of students into the fall term would be a bridge too far.

Dr Fauci explained that Remdesivir, a medicine now being used in many countries for treating Covid-19 patients had showed “significant, but modest” results. The patients treated with Remdesivir recovered 31 per cent faster than others According to him, researchers were also working on eight possible vaccines and hoped to have results by fall.

Source: Dawn