News04/29/2020
Dr. Ruth Karron Discusses COVID-19 Vaccine Development

The traditional vaccine development process can take up to 20 years to produce a safe and effective vaccine for use in the general public.  Scientists have been looking for ways to shorten the period of time it takes to produce a viable vaccine once a virus with pandemic potential is identified.

On a recent podcast, CIR and Johns Hopkins Vaccine Initiative Director Dr. Ruth Karron explains CEPI‘s Disease X vaccine model and how this fairly new approach to vaccine development may allow scientist to develop a COVID-19 vaccine in a matter of months instead of years.  Listen here…