Today’s Infectious Disease News (2/13/20)

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Researchers Using New Approaches in Hopes of Developing Novel Coronavirus Vaccine By Fall

Researchers are working to meet their ambitious goal of creating a vaccine against the novel coronavirus before the end of this year. Developing a vaccine for a newly discovered virus over such a short  timescale was not possible just a decade ago. Recent technological and strategic developments, however, given scientists the ability to potentially produce a vaccine  by this fall. Scientists are now able to bypass the lengthy process of growing the virus in the lab, instead using the virus’s genetic sequence to make the vaccine. 

Full story: NPR