Coronavirus pandemic threatens to delay potentially life-changing, new medicines
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The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted more than just daily life.
The pandemic postponed the start of clinical trials for potentially life-changing, new medicines and now may delay the time in which some of those drugs will reach the market as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration faces a potential surge in applications amid a pandemic.
The coronavirus has infected 8.5 million people worldwide and killed more than 450,000 in a little over five months, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.
While Covid-19 cases slow in places such as Europe, outbreaks are forming across South America, Africa and Southern Asia and some parts of the U.S. Public health specialists also warn that a slow burn of infection through the summer could lead to a massive resurgence this fall.
Early in the pandemic, biotechnology and …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]