In fight against COVID-19, development of vaccine will be most important element

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By KYW Newsradio 1060

KYW Newsradio’s Medical Reports are sponsored by Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In our battle against COVID-19, the most important development will be a vaccine. 

A safe and effective vaccine takes a long time to develop, but virtually every major lab is working on developing one. 

The history of vaccine development in this country has been quite impressive. Whether it is polio or pertussis, measles or tetanus, as long as we are able to achieve vaccination of the public and people recognize the value of this protection, we can save countless lives. 

The same will be the case with COVID-19.

The key to beating the virus is gaining immunity and staying one step ahead with vaccines.