As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, you may be wondering where we’re at with the development of a vaccine.
There are 200 experimental vaccines across the world aimed at ending the pandemic, according to the Washington Post.
More than 170 are being tested in animals and in labs.
Eight vaccines are in phase 1. They’re only being tested on a small number of healthy, young people.
Fourteen are in phase 2, where a larger group is being tested.
Only 7 vaccines are in phase 3, which are being tested on thousands of people.
Those are the ones you’ve heard about: Moderna, BioEnTech and AstraZeneca.
Moderna’s trials are underway in Seattle.
The development of making a vaccine is moving at record speed.
Vaccines usually take years to develop.
For perspective, it took 7 years to develop a vaccine for polio, 9 years for measles, 9 years for measles, 15 years for HPV and 34 years for chicken pox.
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