Can a vaccine be ready in 18 months or less?
Right now, there’s a lot of talk about vaccines. They are been spoken of as the silver bullet, the knight in shining armour that will come and rescue us all.
So, with all the leading medical companies and educational institutes working on a Covid-19 vaccine, why are most estimates still sitting at 18 months?
And why are the few companies promising a vaccine by September so controversial?
To get full picture, it’s important to first understand how viruses work, how vaccines are made, and the checks and balances needed for a safe, effective vaccine.
Because, unfortunately, anyone who’s been in the world for some time knows that silver bullets and knights in shining armour rarely work out to be quite so straight forward.
Here’s the next Antipodes talk on Vaccines and Viruses:
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