- Dec 22, 2012
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- Cradle Greek Orthodox. Cope.
- Antiochian Archdiocese, UK
Coronaviruses are not new. COVID-1 was responsible for SARS. COVID-2 caused MERS. Research into vaccines go back to 2002. Adenovirus vector vaccines got started in the 1980s; mRNA technology was first trialled on mice in 1990. None of this is really experimental anymore.How is any pharmacutical under 1 year old not experimental? No long term trials = experimental.
The virus itself has only been studied for under a year.
The speed of development is what happens when a project has the entire scientific world's undivided attention, no funding issues and no lack of trial participants. The COVID-19 genome was sequenced in February; the AstraZeneca vaccine was in phase 3 trials in April and the Pfizer followed in July. No bits were skipped - it was all a matter of obstacles removed.