Coronavirus Conversations: Where do we stand with testing and a vaccine?

October 15, 2020

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A man wearing a protective mask waits for a train at the nearly empty Central station in Brussels, March 16, 2020.


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Health authorities in Europe and around the world are facing new surges of the coronavirus. As fall temperatures drop and more of us stay inside longer, where do we stand on testing, diagnostics and a vaccine amid a growing sense of pandemic fatigue? As part of our regular series of conversations, The World's Elana Gordon moderated a discussion with Harvard University epidemiologist William Hanage.

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