A long-awaited coronavirus vaccines are about to be approved and distribution might start soon in Germany and other European nations. But major distribution challenges will leave poorer nations waiting longer.
Researchers around the world are trying to develop safe and effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Here's their progress so far.
Health Minister Jens Spahn has hailed the efforts of BioNTech in developing a coronavirus vaccine. Germany has secured more than 300 million vaccination doses from different manufacturers.
The European Medicines Agency did not name the company it expects to file the application. However, EU leaders hope a vaccine will be available before the end of the year.
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