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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    A vaccine against coronavirus appears to be at least a year away

    A vaccine against coronavirus appears to be at least a year away


    US biotech firm Moderna has shipped an experimental coronavirus vaccine to US government researchers, just six weeks after it started working on it.

    Initial trials of the potential vaccine could begin in April - but the process of testing and approvals would last at least a year.

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