Coronavirus Facts Only: Vaccine by January is extremely unrealistic 

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Joining us today is Dr. Michael Kinch is a Washington University School of Medicine professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and leader of the Washington University Centers for Research Innovation in Biotechnology and Drug Discovery, and Dr. Fred Buckhold, a SLU Care general internist at SSM Health Saint Louis University Hospital. 

Dr. Kinch says expectations for getting a good coronavirus vaccine by January are extremely unrealistic. 

He says finding a safe, effective vaccine is immensely complex.  He also wonders if COVID-19 would even be responsive to a vaccine. 

In the meantime, he says we need to explore other treatment options -- like Remdesivir and convalescent plasma research.  He thinks this may play out like HIV did in the 1980s.

We will find a treatment that helps, then add another drug to it to provide better treatment and virtually stop HIV in its tracks.

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