Vaccine, When? May 18, 2020

from Big Picture Science· ·

It will be the shot heard ‘round the world, once it comes. But exactly when can we expect a COVID vaccine? We discuss timelines, how it would work, who’s involved, and the role of human challenge trials. Also, although he doesn’t consider himself brave, we do. Meet a Seattle volunteer enrolled in the first coronavirus vaccine trial. And, while we mount an elaborate defense against a formidable foe, scientists ask a surprising question: is a virus even alive? Guests: * Nigel Brown * – Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh * Ian Haydon * – Public …



It will be the shot heard ‘round the world, once it comes. But exactly when can we expect a COVID vaccine? We discuss timelines, how it would work, who’s involved, and the role of human challenge trials.

Also, although he doesn’t consider himself brave, we do. Meet a Seattle volunteer enrolled in the first coronavirus vaccine trial. And, while we mount an elaborate defense against a formidable foe, scientists ask a surprising question: is a virus even alive?

Guests:

  • Nigel Brown – Emeritus Professor of Molecular Microbiology at the University of Edinburgh
  • Ian Haydon – Public information specialist at the University of Washington, Seattle
  • Bonnie Maldonado – Professor of Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases at the Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Paul Offit – Head of the Vaccine Education Center, and chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia