Reports this week suggest that a coronavirus vaccine may be ready for approval by the end of the year. But will it work? And what will happen if it doesn’t?
We hear from doctor and health policy commentator Dr Joe Kosterich, who gives his insight into a possible COVID-19 vaccine means, and what we should make of the optimistic headlines.
Then in another example of police overreach, we hear from a Victorian who was visited by the police after a neighbour complained about him and his housemate listening to music after 8pm.
Dr Joe Kosterich, Dr Joe Today
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Stephanie Dalzell, ‘Australia locks in coronavirus vaccine deal to produce Oxford University-AstraZeneca candidate if approved‘, ABC
Aaron Patrick, ‘Why a coronavirus vaccine may never be found‘, 3 April 2020, Australian Financial Review
John Kehoe, ‘McNamee “stunned” by Andrews’ power grab’, Australian Financial Review