We've got news for you.

Register on BusinessLIVE at no cost to receive newsletters, read exclusive articles & more.
Register now

SA is banking on its research expertise to gain a place at the international negotiating table for coronavirus vaccines. Unlike the US and UK, which have secured early access to millions of doses of experimental Covid-19 vaccines, SA lacks the financial muscle to pre-purchase stocks. Worse still, it has no capacity to make its own.

Scientists have moved at an unprecedented pace to develop a Covid-19 vaccine since the genetic sequence of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was published in January, as a safe and effective shot offers governments around the world the best hope of stemming the pandemic’s devastating health and economic costs. More than 170 potential vaccines are being tracked by the World Health Organisation, 29 of which are being tested on human volunteers...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as articles from our international business news partners; ProfileData financial data; and digital access to the Sunday Times and Sunday Times Daily.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00. Got a subscription voucher? Redeem it now

Would you like to comment on this article?
Register (it's quick and free) or sign in now.

Speech Bubbles

Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

Commenting is subject to our house rules.