Part two in our 3-part series on vaccines: Manufacturing.
Last month, President Trump announced the beginning of “Operation Warp Speed,” an initiative to develop and produce a vaccine for Covid-19 in record time. But creating a vaccine that’s safe and effective is just the first step in a long and complicated process. Even when we have a vaccine, it’s almost certain that there won’t be enough for everyone. Millions of Americans and billions of people all over the world are going to want this vaccine. Who’s going to get it first?
Guests: Bruce Gellin and Paul Offit
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