26 Apr 2020

Professor Peter Doherty: No Covid-19 magic bullets yet

From Sunday Morning, 8:10 am on 26 April 2020

We're still hearing about patient trials of the Ebola drug Remdesivir and the malaria drug Hydroxychloroquine for treatment of Covid-19 patients, but Nobel Prize-winning professor Peter Doherty, from the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Melbourne, says neither option is shaping as a potential remedy to the pandemic. There are more than 70 potential vaccines being developed at the moment, but he doesn't think a successful option will be in place anytime soon.

Peter Doherty

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