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Vaccine news is outstanding

Why does it take so long to make a vaccine? It’s a tortuous path, with regulatory hurdles at multiple points along the way.

Smithfield Times, an educational article printed in the Boston Globe will be very beneficial to your readers in your editorial pages who want to know the truth about coming up with a reliable COVID-19 vaccine: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/15/nation/why-does-it-take-so-long-make-vaccine/

I was fortunate to work 24 years with Sanofi Pharmaceuticals (No. 1 in flu vaccines) and now my daughter today works with a major company that drives patients into the vaccine studies. It looks like there will be a vaccine soon, which would be a first if it happens so quickly. It normally takes years for an effective vaccine to be produced, which truly is a tortuous regulatory path.

Our leaders, researchers, regulators, health care providers and pharmaceutical companies should be commended for their fast-track vaccine hard work. The pandemic has made our lives hard, but for sure, better days are ahead in Smithfield. As for me when available, I will gladly be first in line to get the COVID-19 vaccine. God bless the USA!

 

Ted Bright

Smithfield