• Question: Will there soon be a vaccine/cure for COVID-19?

    Asked by ruby.the.reindeer to Tom, Sanjeev, Orla, Fiona, Cillian on 12 Mar 2020.
    • Photo: Fiona Malone

      Fiona Malone answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      It can take some time to create a vaccine. It needs to go through a series of tests and then animal testing and human testing to make sure it is safe to use on patients. There are treatments and medicines that are currently on the market for other illnesses that seem to be working on some patients, which is very good news.

    • Photo: Cillian Thompson

      Cillian Thompson answered on 12 Mar 2020:

      Not for another year at least I would think because the vaccine will need to go through a lot of testing beforehand