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Rumours of vaccines, treatments, clinical trials and flattened curves have caused global governments to reopen their economies, with the world keen to get back on its feet. 

Europe warns we can’t wait

Officials from the UK and Italy have warned we can’t wait for a vaccine to return to normal, arguing a calculated risk has to be made to restart economies. 

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told local media a vaccine simply might not come to fruition, while Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has acknowledged that the decision to allow restaurants, bars, shops and churches to open from today could cause the coronavirus curve to go up again.