If someone offered you a shot that might keep you from getting COVID-19, would you accept it? How about if you knew that it had done an end run around all of the conventional strategies for ensuring that new vaccines are both safe and efficacious? Anyone hoping for a quick resolution to the novel coronavirus pandemic will gain valuable perspective from this reader-friendly overview of the benefits and risks that efforts to fast-track development of an innovative vaccine are offering a world in tumult.
About the Author
Eric Boodman is a general assignment reporter for STAT. He graduated from Yale University, where he studied narrative journalism.