June 15, 2020

It can take 10 years to develop a vaccine. How do you do it in one? Inside Canada’s race for a COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Darryl Falzarano is a vaccine hunter. Until the COVID-19 pandemic struck, his lab was focused on developing vaccines for camels against MERS. Today, Falzarano is leading a 12-member team at the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre (VIDO-InterVAC), which received nearly $1 million in funding to expedite work on a COVID-19 vaccine, part of a $26.7 million research package from the federal government.

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