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An Urgent Need to Change the Process of Vaccine Development

Mar 22, 2020

In a story in the Telegraph about challenges in creating a vaccine to combat the novel coronavirus 2019, Human Vaccines Project CEO Wayne Koff weighs in on the urgent need to change the process of vaccine development:

“Vaccine development,” warned Wayne Koff, president of the Human Vaccines Project, last year, “is an expensive, slow and laborious process, costing billions of dollars, taking decades, with less than a 10 per cent rate of success…There is clearly an urgent need to determine ways to improve not just the effectiveness of the vaccines themselves but also the very processes by which they are developed.”