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An Experimental Coronavirus Vaccine Is Already Being Tested on People

But it still won’t be widely available for at least a year

A photo of Xinhua Yan working at a lab in Cambridge. She is wearing purple gloves and pipetting.

SScientists are urgently pursuing vaccines that could protect large numbers of people against the deadly coronavirus. To do this as quickly as possible, one company is skipping early testing steps and fast-tracking a type of vaccine technology that…



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Emily Mullin

Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.