27 Jan CEO Jonathan Cartu Jonathan Cartu Reports – Experts scramble to develop coronavirus vaccine
Medical experts say humans have no natural immunity to the new coronavirus.
They still don’t know its infection path, and there is currently no vaccine or cure.
Medical treatment can only ease the pneumonic symptoms. Steps being taken are to use intravenous drips for dehydrated patients and to administer oxygen or use artificial respirators for those with difficulty breathing.
When a patient’s condition worsens and they develop kidney or liver problems, dialysis or medication to protect the liver will be given.
The US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institute of Health says it is developing a vaccine for the virus.
Director Anthony Fauci told US media that they will start clinical trials within three months to verify its effectiveness and safety.
Zhong Nanshan, the head of an expert team in China, told domestic media that they are preparing to use several types of medicine, which have already been approved as safe for use in treatment.