Breaking News: A vaccine for Covid-19 being developed in Australia could be delivered much sooner than first thought, the CSIRO says.
This is a cut of about 6-months of the expected 12-18 month timeline for a Covid-19 vaccine.
A promising vaccine is being developed by Scientists in Queensland right now.
Innovation Minister Kate Jones said this could reduce by six months the timeline for an effective vaccine, which would otherwise take 12 to 18 months at the earliest.
“If they can achieve this, it could mean there will be a vaccine available for emergency use among healthcare workers and vulnerable populations in early 2021,” Innovation Minister Kate Jones said.
Jones said million of dollars in funding could enable the large-scale manufacture of a potential vaccine if successful.
“This vaccine could save millions of lives,” she said.
“The research UQ is doing now is putting Queensland on the map.
“If we can be part of the solution, this research will help Queensland tap into a multi-trillion-dollar industry.”
A $17 million package to fast track a world-leading vaccine for coronavirus developed in Queensland.
The Premier of Queensland said the State and Federal Governments were working together with the Paul Ramsay Foundation to support the University of Queensland’s School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences who have gained worldwide attention for a promising COVID-19 vaccine.
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