Clinical trials of COVID-19 vaccine

With reports suggesting that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to be around for 18 months, clinical trials of a vaccine against the deadly disease are being expedited. But how far or near is the vaccine and what does it take to ensure that it reaches all those who are in need of it? The Federal discusses it with Dr N Kumarasamy, chief and director, Voluntary Health Services – Infectious Diseases Medical Centre; director, Chennai Antiviral Research and Treatment (CART) Clinical Research Site of US National Institutes of Health, in an interview.

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