Canadian researchers may have found a vaccine
A team of Ontario researchers have isolated the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the world one step closer to a vaccine.
Researchers from the Sunnybrook Research Institute, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University collaborated to isolate and grow copies of the virus. Now, scientists worldwide can use the isolated the bug (known clinically as SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for COVID-19, to develop better testing and treatment, in addition to a vaccine.
A vaccine that’s safe to use still isn’t expected for about 12 to 24 months, so people around the world are encouraged to wash their hands frequently and self-isolate to prevent further virus spread.