Doctors and scientists everywhere are working rushing to create a vaccine for the wildly spreading corona virus. Unfortunately many scientists believe that they must start from scratch, but many investments have been made into the project. In fact, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (nonprofit) claimed to have invested a total of $12.5 million between three companies around the world. Officials from China posted official statistics of the sequence of the virus and January 10. With the new information two United States based companies, Moderna and Inovio, plan to start animal testing in February. Some believe that a vaccine should be developed in about six months. U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases believes that they can “get into phase one in three months”, but they will need samples of the virus from China.
The virus has spread quickly with case reported in the U.S. and cases rapidly being reported in China. Scientist around the world search for a vaccine, but I believe that China probably has the resources and information to find a vaccine first. Of course they must help those already affected first.