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Experts say the new coronavirus could turn out to be seasonal, like colds and the flu. A vaccine might not be ready until after the current pandemic is over, but it may be vital if the cycle begins again.

From: COVID-19 Vaccine WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

CDC: “About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

JAMA Network : “Characteristics and Important Lessons from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China.”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Making Vaccines: Process of Vaccine Development.”

White House: “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference.”

News release, National Institutes of Health.

Science : “Scientists are moving at record speed to create new coronavirus vaccines -- but they may come too late.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 18, 2020

SOURCES:

CDC: “About Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).”

JAMA Network : “Characteristics and Important Lessons from the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China.”

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia: “Making Vaccines: Process of Vaccine Development.”

White House: “Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of the Coronavirus Task Force in Press Conference.”

News release, National Institutes of Health.

Science : “Scientists are moving at record speed to create new coronavirus vaccines -- but they may come too late.”

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on March 18, 2020

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