Reuters – The new coronavirus could be here to stay: so believes World Health Organization emergencies expert Mike Ryan, suggesting it could become endemic like HIV.

Ryan said controlling the impact would take a “massive effort” globally, even if a vaccine was found – a prospect he described as a “massive moonshot” given the technical difficulties involved.

Britain confirmed on Thursday it is in talks with Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG to buy its test, following the lead of the European Union and United States which have already given it their preliminary approval.

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