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BC’s ‘World-Class’ Biotech Sector Plays Key Role in Developing COVID-19 Treatments and Vaccines

By May 10, 2021No Comments

B.C.’s biotech is punching above its weight, with key vaccine developments and helping develop treatments to ease the suffering of those infected. By early 2020, concern was mounting about a new, deadly coronavirus first detected in Wuhan, China. The World Health Organization had declared the coronavirus outbreak a global health emergency just days before. There had been more than 400 deaths and more than 20,000 cases, most of those in China. But the virus was spreading around the world. Deaths had occurred in Hong Kong and the Philippines, and the virus had been detected in the U.S. and Canada.