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The Race for a Vaccine Against This Virus, and the Ones Coming After

HEN CHINESE RESEARCHERS PUBLICLY posted the genetic sequence of the new coronavirus, scientists got busy. Nearly a dozen pharmaceutical companies launched programs to develop drugs or vaccines against the new virus, 2019-nCoV. Both are needed, but vaccines are preferable to drugs, since immunizing people against infections is the best way to prevent spread of the disease and protect entire populations. Members of the infectious-disease

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