How the COVID-19 Vaccine was Created so Quickly
December 15, 2020
This story by Stephanie Garibay appeared on KIVI-TV on Dec. 14.
MAGIC VALLEY — With hospitals across the nation receiving the COVID-19 vaccine this week, some people are curious about how a vaccine was created so quickly, and a biological science professor says it's because they had a head start.
"They started working on a vaccine in January for a similar virus, and they had promising results in the lab indicating that they might be a good vaccine strategy," Tanya Miura, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho, said. Read more.
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