India has close to 1,100 cases so far with 29 deaths due to the coronavirus outbreak. Responding to questions today, the Government said that India is still in the local transmission stage of the outbreak and not where they are calling it a community transmission. Globally the total number of confirmed cases has crossed 7,30,000 with most cases being reported from the US. On the show, we spoke to Dr Jerome Kim, Director General, International Vaccine Institute, who says experts have estimated 12-18 months until we have a vaccine to fight COVID-19. Dr Jerome Kim also says that this is not a Chinese virus and all nations must work together to find a treatment and a vaccine to fight this pandemic.
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