Experts: New vaccines could be needed in a year or less

Experts: New vaccines could be needed in a year or less
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[Ed. – And this would differ from the flu in what meaningful way, exactly?  We’ve been adapting vaccines to flu strains for years now.  COVID-19 continues to not be a reason to act like we’re fighting WWII for the rest of our lives.]

The planet could have a year or less before first-generation Covid-19 vaccines are ineffective and modified formulations are needed, according to a survey of epidemiologists, virologists and infectious disease specialists.

Scientists have long stressed that a global vaccination effort is needed to satisfactorily neutralise the threat of Covid-19. This is due to the threat of variations of the virus – some more transmissible, deadly and less susceptible to vaccines – that are emerging and percolating.

The grim forecast of a year or less comes from two-thirds of respondents, according to the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a coalition of organisations including Amnesty International, Oxfam, and UNAIDS, who carried out the survey of 77 scientists from 28 countries.

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