COVID-19 - Important considerations for developing and using a vaccine
The novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 after emerging in China has caused a global pandemic. There are no clinical data yet suggesting that any available candidate vaccine will be effective for COVID-19. Extensive research is underway with some success in identifying monoclonal antibodies from recovered patients. In absence of a vaccine or a widely available effective therapy, quarantine and other preventive measures are essential in curtailing the risk of pandemic spread.