COVID-19: Top science stories of the week, from old antibodies to new vaccines

A computer image created by Nexu Science Communication together with Trinity College in Dublin, shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to COVID-19, better known as the coronavirus linked to the Wuhan outbreak, shared with Reuters on February 18, 2020.

A computer image showing a model of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Image: NEXU Science Communication/via REUTERS

Alice Hazelton
Programme Lead, Science and Society, World Economic Forum
Greta Keenan
Lead, Strategic Impact and Communications, World Economic Forum
Sam Leakey
Programme Specialist, Science and Society, World Economic Forum
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A graphic showing the timeline of accelerated vaccine production needed for COVID-19 which takes 12 to 18 months and costs at least 3 billion US dollars.
The theoretical timeline to which scientists are the world are working to produce a COVID-19 vaccine. Image: Wellcome Trust
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