Developing a SARS-CoV-2 Vaccine: Is Warp Speed Too Fast? – Paul Offit

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Paul Offit discussed the path to developing a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine with an understanding that most research and development programs for vaccines take about 15-20 years on the latest Skeptical Inquirer Presents. The expectation, however, is that this vaccine will be developed in 12-18 months. Given that this would undoubtedly mean that steps along the path will be compressed or skipped, will this make for a less safe or less effective vaccine?

Paul A. Offit, MD is the Director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the co-inventor of the rotavirus vaccine, RotaTeq.

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