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Top scientist warns not to count on vaccine as worldwide cases hit 5 million

Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.SUBSCRIBEMay 21, 2020, 10:18 AM UTCBy Linda Givetash and ReutersA top U.S. scientist behind groundbreaking research in cancer and HIV/AIDS warned that a vaccine for the coronavirus may never be found as the number of global COVID-19 infections surged past 5 million Thursday.The scientist, William Haseltine, who has also worked on human genome projects, said that while a COVID-19 vaccine could be developed, "I wouldn't count on it." Instead, he told Reuters, countries that are beginning to reverse lockdown measures need to lean on careful tracing of infections and strict isolation measures to control the spread.Coron ...