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Manufacture Vaccines, COVID-19, Clinical Trials

COVID-19: Vaccine Development at Full Tilt

With three promising vaccine candidates – and even approval of one in the UK – it appears that we are finally on the brink of a major breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19. 

But the rapid development of vaccine candidates has raised concern as well as jubilation. Suddenly, a question that most people never gave much thought to is being discussed everywhere – just how do researchers and regulators know that a new therapy is safe and effective? 

It’s an excellent question. After all, conventional wisdom conflates speed with hubris, so how safe can any therapy be that’s been “rushed” to market? I think this is best answered by flipping the question: why do drugs normally take so long to get to market?

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Sheila Rocchio

Sheila Rocchio is Chief Marketing Officer, eClinical Solutions, Mansfield, Massachusetts

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