If you were hoping for a quick cure for the coronavirus, the World Health Organization has some bad news.
WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news briefing on Tuesday that a vaccine against the virus was still at least a year away.
But he said a vaccine would only protect against "the worst situation" of a pandemic, and for now it was important to promote public health solutions to limit the virus's spread.
"This is a window of opportunity that should not be missed," he said.
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"There really are only 15 cases now, in addition to those who were shipped here. They were identified, they were isolated and the contacts were traced.” said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Fauci said that things could change, and a global pandemic was possible, but for now the situation appeared to be contained.