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France in focus

Inside France's race for a Covid-19 vaccine

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By: Nadia MASSIH Follow | Stéphanie CHEVAL | Sonia BARITELLO | Joanna COCKERELL
14 min

This week, as France grapples with a second wave of the coronavirus, what is the state of French medical research? Is the industry short on funds? And where is France in the race to develop a vaccine and potential treatments? We look at what work has been done so far in France to develop a safe, effective vaccine against Covid-19.

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And to gain a deeper understanding of what's at stake, we head to INSERM, the National Institute for Health and Medical Research, where we meet Marie-Paule Kieny, a virologist and vaccinologist. She is currently advising the French government on Covid-19 research. 

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