How To Fast-Track A COVID-19 Vaccine - Steve Forbes
Steve Forbes on why creating a $50 billion vaccine prize would speed up breakthrough science and incentivize a coronavirus cure, and why funding the challenge is a small price to pay, given the pandemic's immense human and economic costs.
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»» Dr. Isaac Bogoch, an infectious disease specialist at Toronto General Hospital, says a small vaccine trial by a U.S. company has passed some preliminary hurdles, but notes "it's very, very early" on the path to finding a safe COVID-19 vaccine.
»» American pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is fast-tracking its most promising COVID-19 vaccine and expects to have it out by January 2021 for emergency applications. But questions linger as to whether it would be made available to everyone.