How COVID-19 Vaccine Developers Sprinted a Marathon

Why a “rushed” COVID-19 vaccine does not mean a riskier one

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Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, have arrived!

How are vaccines normally developed?

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COVID-19 vaccine tracker (Source: New York Times, Dec 9, 2020)

Why is the story so different for COVID-19 vaccines?

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1. Money

2. Regulators

3. Volunteers

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Photo by CDC on Unsplash

4. Timing

5. Science

So… are the first COVID-19 vaccines safe?

The Bottom Line

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