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Vaccine for novel coronavirus could be ready in 18 months -WHO

GENEVA — The first vaccine targeting the novel coronavirus could be available in 18 months, "so we have to do everything today using available weapons," World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said in Geneva on Tuesday.

At the same briefing, he said that the virus's name is now COVID-19, explaining that it was important to avoid stigma and that other names could be inaccurate. — Reuters