News Outlets Examine Novel Coronavirus Vaccine Research, Promise Of Efficacy, Lessons From Polio Vaccine Development

STAT: The world needs Covid-19 vaccines. It may also be overestimating their power
“With a little luck and a lot of science, the world might in the not-too-distant future get vaccines against Covid-19. But those vaccines won’t necessarily prevent all or even most infections. In the public imagination, vaccines are often seen effectively as cure-alls, like inoculations against measles. Rather than those vaccines, however, the Covid-19 vaccines in development may be more like those that protect against influenza — reducing the risk of contracting the disease, and of experiencing severe symptoms should infection occur, a number of experts told STAT…” (Branswell, 5/22).

The Atlantic: Listen: Is There a Vaccine Shortcut? (5/21).

The Guardian: AstraZeneca could supply potential coronavirus vaccine from September (5/21).

New York Times: $1.2 Billion From U.S. to Drugmaker to Pursue Coronavirus Vaccine (Kirkpatrick, 5/21).

NPR: What People Can Learn From The Discovery Of A Polio Vaccine (Palca, 5/21).