Beyond the Headlines: The challenges of finding a Covid-19 vaccine

From safety to effectiveness to duration of protection, many questions have to be answered before a potential vaccine can be declared successful

There are currently more than 150 Covid-19 vaccines in development. Billions of dollars are being pumped into research in the hope that a viable drug can reach the market in record time and ease the effects of the pandemic on individuals, societies and the global economy.

In this week's podcast, host Suhail Akram talks about the challenges to finding a coronavirus vaccine with Dr Jeremy Rossman, a virologist at the University of Kent, and Daniel Bardsley, who writes about the pandemic for The National.