Posted on 14 April 2020
Almost every country in the world has now reported COVID-19 cases, and fatalities. SARS-CoV-2 is the coronavirus behind the global pandemic, and the reason why we have lost over 120,000 people in the last few months. Our immune system seems to be incapable of defending against this virus, especially if you are elderly, or have poor health.
But there is hope — biotechnologists, virologists, and vaccine manufacturers all over the world are working around-the-clock to develop new vaccines against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. We at Gowing Life are tracking the development of every novel vaccine, and treatment for COVID-19, and we are constantly updating our spreadsheet. One of our main information source Nature Reviews Drug Discovery recently reviewed the entire global landscape of COVID-19 vaccine development, and here are the highlights of their findings:
Looking at the global effort to create a vaccine for COVID-19 should give us cautious optimism about our future. A vaccine may not be ready for another year, but it will come, and we will overcome the loss and suffering due to the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. While we wait for the successful clinical trials of these and other vaccines we can do our part to protect the vulnerable by staying at home, and social distancing.
The COVID-19 vaccine development landscape (Nature Reviews Drug Discovery): https://www.nature.com/articles/d41573-020-00073-5
Gowing Life - COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/e/2PACX-1vSCNI8PwNHF-3ykHpScMoW7lBt7MoayU0MhNCZauh71IljqpGhyl7aiWUN7-_jUNPJoVqv0n4JahHNp/pubhtml