There have been more than 55 million cases of the virus confirmed around the world and more than 1.3 million deaths. Many hopes are pinned on a vaccine as a solution. But there are concerns that poorer nations could get left behind.
We have spoken to the experts about the main concerns that lie ahead and whether efforts to come up with a fair system will actually work.
The rush to buy in advance
Early results indicate that at least two vaccines are highly effective, several others have reached late-stage trials, and many more are at some stage of development.
None of these vaccines has been approved yet, but that hasn’t stopped countries purchasing doses in advance. Read More