Cyber security agencies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are alleging that Russia is trying to steal information from researchers working on a *********-19 vaccine.
I think that WHO & the UN will coordinate distribution of the vaccine, particularly to the developing world, but that development will happen with different teams pursuing their best lines of research towards a common goal. I think what's different this time is that so many vaccines are in development at the same time.The way we are going about finding a vaccine seems pretty weird to me. Is this normal? Because what I would expect to happen is that some global organization such as the WHO or the UN would coordinate an effort where all the world's scientists would work together on a handful of approaches. If that was how it would work, then there would be no need to try to steal anyone else's work as you'd already have it.
Under normal circumstances I would say yes, because people would be working at cross-purposes for limited resources, but in these circumstances resources are not a limiting factor, and the more successful vaccines the easier it will be manufacture, and distribute them when the time comes.Yes, that is what I find so weird. Wouldn't it be better to pool resources more?
Cyber security agencies in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom are alleging that Russia is trying to steal information from researchers working on a *********-19 vaccine.tinyurl.com
There are ~100 in pre-clinical testing, but <30 in controlled trials. The overall probability of success/approval is <40% in the vaccine therapeutic area. It’s not as excessive as it seems.There is definitely some pooling. But aren't there also something like 100 vaccine trials being worked on? That seems excessive to me.