Timeline Scenarios for Vaccine Development
May 1, 2020 8:54 AM Subscribe
How Long Will it Really Take to Develop a Covid-19 Vaccine? "Our record for developing an entirely new vaccine is at least four years — more time than the public or the economy can tolerate social-distancing orders. But if there was any time to fast-track a vaccine, it is now. So Times Opinion asked vaccine experts how we could condense the timeline and get a vaccine in the next few months instead of years." The timelines charted in the article show the consequences of telescoping the development schedule by compressing academic research times, starting trials early, using concurrent Phase trialing, building factories before vaccines are proven effective, and fast-tracking FDA approval.
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