The Case for Slowing Down Vaccine Trials

A vaccine for Covid-19 is a highly anticipated breakthrough for the Covid-19 pandemic. I am personally dreaming about the day I can get one. It can’t come soon enough. But many scientists worry that the rush to get a vaccine to market could be harmful to public support and adoption.

More than 400 vaccine experts signed a letter this week addressed to Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging caution regarding the White House’s “Warp Speed” Covid-19 vaccine race, writing that they want to “witness a transparent and…



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Alexandra Sifferlin

Health and science journalist. Former editor of Medium’s Covid-19 Blog and deputy editor at Elemental. TIME Magazine writer before that