Bloomberg Law
March 19, 2020, 6:54 PM

Record Coronavirus Trials Could be Vaccines’ New Normal

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

A potential Covid-19 vaccine’s recording-breaking pace to clinical trial could become the new normal as researchers start looking for vaccines before new infections even break out.

The potential is there to break the decade-long timeline to develop new vaccines, making health professionals more nimble in the face of evolving threats. And it could have happened even sooner if the investment in studying SARS and MERS didn’t dry up when those outbreaks went away, scientists said.

The first clinical trial began March 16 for a candidate vaccine to guard against SARS-Cov-2, the novel coronavirus that causes Covid-19. An actual vaccine won’t ...

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