Article originally published on Medical Brief
Professor Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and one of the world’s leading virologists, says the much-anticipated prospect of millions of vials of C-19 vaccine being available in September or October, “highly unlikely,” reports Chris Bateman for MedicalBrief. “We have to think of societies living with C-19, just like with HIV,” he said.
The world needs to learn how to deal with an acute epidemic such as the coronavirus and “plan years ahead, because of the challenges of developing successful vaccines. This was said by Professor Peter Piot, a global pioneer in developing Ebola vaccines and antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for HIV. The 73-year old microbiologist narrowly escaped with his life after suffering rare symptoms of a C-19 infection three months ago. He is only now recovering from post-hospital-discharge atrial fibrillation and lingering fibrosis of the lungs.