Since the novel coronavirus 2019 was first reported as a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, scientific and medical communities have mobilized to find a drug to bring the growing number of cases under control.
On Thursday, the World Health Organization announced it would host a global research and innovation forum on February 11 and 12. The invite list will include public health officials, research funders, and scientists who are working on coronavirus 2019 vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics, and other relevant innovations. The goal is to chart out a global research agenda targeting the new coronavirus. To date, roughly 31,000 people around the world have been infected with the coronavirus. Some 600 have died, according to CBS News.
Already, scientists in China have sequenced the genome of the coronavirus, opening the doors for others to come in and develop vaccines and treatments.
Companies that use artificial intelligence to suss out molecules for potential drugs are among…