New UK taskforce to help develop and roll out coronavirus vaccine

Government bodies, industry and charities to collaborate in research efforts Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Coronavirus vaccine – when will we have one? The government has announced a new vaccines taskforce to help the development of a vaccine for Covid-19 and ensure its rapid production and rollout if one arrives. The business secretary, Alok Sharma, also gave details of cash grants for work into both vaccines and potential treatments. Among the projects receiving cash is one led by Public Health England (PHE), which hopes to develop an antibody drug, something that has the potential to work as both a prophylactic and a treatment for those infected. Continue reading...