COVID-19 Vaccine Development

They spent 12 years solving a scientific puzzle. It yielded the first COVID-19 vaccines. – National Geographic

This duo spent more than a decade cracking a complex viral puzzle—and their skills were needed once more. Their years of sleuthing and innovating ultimately contributed a microscopic but critical piece to the most promising candidates for COVID-19 vaccines. Two already authorized in the U.S. use their discovery, as do at least two other top contenders.

‘It’s crazy.’ Upbeat COVID-19 vaccine news from China and U.K. leaves scientists wanting more details – Science Magazine

In what has become a familiar pattern, the COVID-19 vaccine landscape has changed overnight, simultaneously raising hopes that more people may soon get vaccinated and triggering confusion. “It’s crazy,” says immunologist John Moore, a vaccine researcher at Weill Cornell Medicine. “Every morning, it’s just, ‘What’s going on?’”

Covid-19 vaccines are being hoarded by rich countries — poor ones are missing out – NBC News

“Higher income countries like the U.S. and the U.K. are putting themselves at the front of the line — that’s obviously what’s happening,” Philip Clarke, a professor of health economics at the University of Oxford, said. “The clear failure here is not having stronger international institutions and stronger funding to pay for a vaccine globally.”