Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. (Source:
For vaccine - Global market size is essentially the entire worldwide population. Unanswered question is whether vaccines will need to be readministered every 1-3 years or whether there will be lifetime immunity.
For therapeutic - See HERE for coronavirus infection numbers/data.
Currently Approved Drugs
1) Remdesivir/VEKLURY (FDA approval Oct 2020) [cite and/or link to http://investors.gilead.com/news-releases/news-release-details/us-food-and-drug-administration-approves-gileads-antiviral]
Veklury is approved for people at least 12 years old and weighing at least 88 pounds (40 kilograms) who are hospitalized for a coronavirus infection.
COST: Gilead charges $2,340 for a typical treatment course for people covered by government health programs in the United States and other developed countries, and $3,120 for patients with private insurance. The amount that patients pay out of pocket depends on insurance, income and other factors. (source: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2020-10-fda-covid-drug-antiviral-remdesivir.html and https://www.livescience.com/remdesivir-fda-approved-covid19-drug.html)
2) Dexamethasone (WHO treatment Guidelines) [Jake, link to this: https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/WHO-2019-nCoV-Corticosteroids-2020.1) and (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2770279?guestAccessKey=ec87204d-c42d-4d34-bef5-077a40bc86b0&utm_source=For_The_Media&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=ftm_links&utm_content=tfl&utm_term=090220)
COST: Less than $1/day (source: https://www.livescience.com/remdesivir-fda-approved-covid19-drug.html)