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At the earliest, a vaccine against the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 should be available by next year. At least that’s what medical experts say. However, that’s only if everything goes well. That’s because it normally takes up to 15 years from when development on a vaccine starts until it is approved. A major problem facing the development of new drugs involves sifting through all available substances until the most suitable ones are found. That’s why this process is so lengthy and can cost billions of euros.

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Author profile picture Petra Wiesmayer is a journalist and author who has conducted countless interviews with high-profile individuals and researched and written general entertainment, motorsports, and science articles for international publications. She is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.As an avid science fiction fan she is fascinated by technology that could shape the future of mankind and enjoys reading and writing about it.