Just in case anyone is concerned about how fast the COVID-19 vaccines were produced: it is because they are variants of the SARS vaccine, which we've had for more than a decade.
COVID-19 can be treated with a variant of the SARS vaccine because COVID-19 is a variant of SARS. The virus that causes SARS is SARS-CoV, and the 2019 novel coronavirus is SARS-CoV-2.
Because of this, researchers had a vaccine ready for testing as early as January 2020. The COVID-19 vaccine had, in fact, nearly a full year of testing and refinement. It is not by any means "experimental" or "untested".
@noelle and to answer the other question people have: they can run the different stages of the drug trials almost simultaneously, that makes the process a lot faster. especially if you have a LOT of subjects and a LOT of opportunities to be infected.
I tell people how important is is for those with healthy response to the vaccine to get it because it protects so many on immune suppressant drugs. About 4% of the population is immune suppressed in America.
These are people how may be unknowingly not able to develop immune response to covid and could be putting themselves at risk until they confirm it worked.
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