Full coronavirus vaccine unlikely by next year, expert warns eNCA
There is little chance of a 100 percent effective coronavirus vaccine by 2021.
A researcher works on the development of a vaccine against COVID-19 in Brazil.AFP/Douglas Magnoeffective coronavirus vaccineby 2021, a French expert warned, urging people to take social distancing measures more seriously."A vaccine is several years in development," said epidemiologist Arnaud Fontanet, a member of the team of scientists advising the government on the crisis, speaking on BFMTV television.
"Of course, there is an unprecedented effort to, but I would be very surprised if we had that was effective in 2021," he added.READ:South Africa to start Africa's first coronavirus vaccine trial"While we would probably have one that worked partially, we were very far from the end of the crisis."
That being the case,"we have to live with this virus" he said. And since another lockdown was out of the question, people had to go back to"more serious habits"."This summer, let's respect physical distance, at least!" he said, stressing that large gatherings were the main threat.
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FULL SPEECH: Ramaphosa says SA faces gravest crisis in its historyCyril Ramaphosa announces ban on alcohol sales, curfew and new laws on masks
FULL SPEECH: Ramaphosa says SA faces gravest crisis its historyCyril Ramaphosa announce ban on alcohol sales, curfew and new laws on masks
IN FULL | Ramaphosa on booze ban, curfew and new laws on masksPresident Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday announced that alcohol would be banned 'with immediate effect', that a curfew would be implemented again and that harsher lockdown law enforcement would take place
FULL SPEECH: Ramaphosa’s address to the nationPresident Cyril Ramaphosa's full speech below.
Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's full speechPresident Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on developments in South Africa’s risk-adjusted strategy to manage the spread of Covid-19. Read his full speech.
IN FULL | Covid-19 spread through recklessness - Ramaphosa as he bans booze, enforces curfew | News24There is no way that we can avoid the coronavirus storm, but we can limit the damage that it can cause to our lives, said President CyrilRamaphosa as he once again bans alcohol sales and announces a curfew on Level 3. Read the full statement here: