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Coronavirus drugmakers race for treatments, vaccines


Added 02-26-20 07:04:03pm EST - “American drugmakers are working to beat the 12-18 month timeline estimated to make the vaccine.” - Foxbusiness.com

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As the coronavirus continues to blaze a deadly path, drugmakers are working around the clock for a cure.

In the latest, World Health Organization report, the coronavirus outbreak has left 80,239 people worldwide sick and killed 2,700. Tuesday, the acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf appeared on capitol hill, to give a Senate subcommittee hearing on the 2021 DHS budget in which he was asked a series of questions about the United States preparation for the virus and when a vaccine will be available.

Wolf said, that the U.S. is a few months away from developing a vaccine for the virus. The answer was inconsistent with the 12-18 month timeline Senators were briefed on earlier in the day, according to Louisiana Sen. John Kennedy.

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