Medicine | Checking in on the global effort to create a COVID-19 vaccine
by Charles Horton, M.D.
Posted 7/07/20, 09:53 am
In the race to defeat the coronavirus, the finish line is the mass production of a safe, effective vaccine.
Just as Jonas Salk’s vaccine helped transform polio from feared menace to historical curiosity in most countries, a good vaccine against today’s coronavirus would restore the world’s confidence, both socially (potlucks! concerts! sports!) and economically. So where does the vaccine race stand now?