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Scabs and Failure: Springboards for a History-Making Vaccine

From smallpox scabs in the sixteenth century to failed attempts at an HIV vaccine in the twentieth, the latest COVID-19 Basic Science Prequel traces the surprising history of vaccinology that helped produce a COVID-19 vaccine in record time with 95% efficacy.

As Yale immunologist Akiko Iwasaki noted to prequels writer Robert Bazell, “The success of the COVID vaccines was only made possible by decades of basic science research.”

Read more at www.covid19prequels.com.