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Health minister ‘optimistic’ coronavirus vaccine will be available by 2021 – SBS News

The Australian government is in “advanced negotiations” with a range of different companies regarding a coronavirus vaccine.

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Federal health minister Greg Hunt says he’s “cautiously but genuinely optimistic” that a coronavirus vaccine will be available by next year.
The government was in “advanced negotiations” with a range of different companies regarding a vaccine and close to signing a deal that would allow production in Australia, he told Sky News on Sunday. 
“I am now, on the basis of our best medical advice, more optimistic. I think the world is moving closer to a vaccine,” Mr Hunt said.
When asked when the va…

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