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"There Was No Vaccine For Sars Or Mers. Will There Be One For The New Coronavirus?" - Josephine Ma and Simone McCarthy

  • South China Morning Post
  • New York, NY
  • (February 22, 2020)

Seventeen years after the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak and seven years since the first Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) case, there is still no coronavirus vaccine despite dozens of attempts to develop them. “Everybody is hoping that this can still be controlled, but the realistic chance that it can be controlled is low. So then what is going to happen is that this is going to spread worldwide,” said Florian Krammer, PhD, professor of microbiology at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

— Florian Krammer, PhD, Professor, Microbiology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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