Podcast: The race for a Coronavirus vaccine with Prof Malik Peiris and Prof Leo Poon


The novel coronavirus has spread faster than any epidemic in recent memory. It’s called the “stealth virus” for a reason: patients are infectious even before they have symptoms, which means the complete eradication of COVID-19 could hinge on the development of a vaccine that may take more than a year to be ready.

Today, we are going to talk about why a vaccine could be a long term solution, what types of vaccines are under development, and the progress The University of Hong Kong is making to create a novel coronavirus vaccine.


Professor Malik Peiris, Chair of Virology at HKU School of Public Health

Professor Leo Poon, Head of Public Health Laboratory Sciences at HKU School of Public Health


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