- Sep 28, 2008
I guess the hope is that the current coming Asian Summer and quarantines will see that spread contained long enough so that a vaccination can be developed so that the eventual impact on infected people will be less including the fatality rate.
Convid 19 is out and about, and so I personally think if it it is made dormant fora while that just like any normal flu that it will spread again. It is just a matter of when we all get exposed to it. Let's hope that it is not till 2021.
I'm not in the medical field - just opinions here.When it's needed, wonders can sometimes be worked but isn't the reputed minimum time for development of a vaccine c.18 months even with all the funding available sufficient to pay those experts in the field?
Given the huge advances in technology since SARS, they could probably have a vaccine ready in 3 months, but the testing and approvals will drive it out to around the typical 18+ month mark.
I don't expect the process will be cut short like the Ebola one as the death rate is not "substantial enough" to drive that sort of pressure on the authorities. We are also talking about huge quantities needing to be manufactured, another complication that takes months of planning and rigmarole.