The Hunt for A Coronavirus Vaccine Part Two
Updated: 2020-04-10 16:26:43 KST
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads at unprecedented rates, invading the lungs of people of all ages, ethnicities and medical histories, companies are ratcheting up their efforts to fight the disease with accelerated schedules for creating new vaccines, and beginning clinical trials for potential treatments.
South Korea is no exception. The government has pledged over 170 million dollars in the development of vaccines for COVID-19 and simplifying procedures for clinical trials.
"The gov't will strengthen cooperation with the private sector to help the development of treatments and vaccines for COVID-19.
As such development for infectious diseases require lengthy research and huge expense, it is difficult for the private sector alone to make achievements in a short period of time.
The government will make R&D investments and shorten approval procedures to assure speedy development."
The hunt for a coronanvirus treatment and vaccine, part two: It's the topic of our News In-depth tonight wi