Medical efforts to combat coronavirus

President Donald Trump launched "operation warp speed" to get a vaccine in the U.S. by the end of the year.
1:43 | 05/02/20

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The race is on to find treatments and develop a vaccine. President trump launching what he's calling "Operation warp speed" to get a vaccine in the U.S. By the end of the year. The efforts extending worldwide. Go ahead. Reporter: These are the volunteers helping everyone on the planet by agreeing to test a possible vaccine for the coronavirus. I don't want to be sitting down not doing anything where I could potentially help out. Reporter: Here at the university of oxford they're hoping this potential vaccine will work and be ready by September. I'll be coming back four times in the next few weeks to see if a vaccine is having the right effect. Reporter: While the search for a vaccine is going full speed ahead there is also an urgent rush to find a treatment. The fda authorizing emergency use of gilead's remdesivir paving the way for use on hospitalized patients with severe symptoms. Remdesivir launches its attack directly on the virus. Nevin kroguen is taking a different approach focusing not on the virus but on us. He says he thinks it's likely going to be a cocktail approach. Multiple drugs targeting different aspects that will be the best treatment. His team now testing drugs in combination with drugs like remdesivir that target the virus. We've uncovered two sets that we're excited about. Reporter: Finding a vaccine and treatment, one of the keys to stopping the virus. Another is testing. In New York City urgent care group city MD announced anyone who wants an antibody can walk in and get one. The cost, no upfront money, possibly a $50 co-pay later depending on your insurance.

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