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End of the beginning for COVID-19 vaccines

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May 2, 2020 5:50 AM UTC
Updated on May 2, 2020 at 6:20 AM UTC

It has been a hundred days and change since Chinese researchers posted the genetic sequence for the SARS-CoV2 virus to a public database, setting off the biggest and fastest race to create vaccines the world has ever seen. So far, at least six vaccines have made it into Phase I trials and a second cohort is poised to get into the clinic by the end of summer (see “COVID-19 Vaccines Timeline”).

We’ve reached the end of the beginning. ...