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Less than a year to develop a COVID vaccine – here’s why you shouldn’t be alarmed – The Conversation UK

Vaccines are being touted as taking seven to ten years to develop. But you shouldn’t be worried that COVID vaccines only took less than a year.

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Im a clinical trials geek. I keep hearing people talk about the seven to ten years it takes to make a vaccine and how dangerous speeding this up might be. The word that keeps popping up is rushed, and it is making the average person nervous about vaccine safety. So, as a clinical trials doctor, I am going to tell you what I do for most of those ten years and it is not very much.
Im not lazy. I submit grants, have them rejected, resubmit them, wait for review, resubmit them somewhere else, sometimes…

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