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The pace of coronavirus vaccinations now may determine whether or not we’ll need a perpetual cycle of new shots to combat variants

Scientists worry that vaccinations aren’t proceeding fast enough to prevent new, perhaps deadlier coronavirus strains from emerging. New variants that can evade existing vaccines could create a cycle in which people need to keep getting new coronavirus shots for years. UK officials said Friday that the variant identified there could […]
The pace of coronavirus vaccinations now may determine whether or not we’ll need a perpetual cycle of new shots to combat variants
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How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history

Vaccine research and development has improved massively throughout history. Nearly 200 years passed between the creation of the first successful vaccine and the eventual eradication of smallpox. The influenza virus was isolated in a lab in 1933, and the first flu vaccine wasn’t licensed until 1945. Coronavirus vaccine research began […]
How the coronavirus vaccine development compares to other shots in history