By Bill Gates
Humankind has never had a more urgent task than creating broad immunity for coronavirus.
Realistically, if we’re going to return to normal, we need to develop a safe, effective vaccine—and we need to do it faster than we’ve ever developed a vaccine before.
Creating a new vaccine usually takes a minimum of five years. But I’m optimistic that we can safely condense that process into 18 months or even less.
How exactly are we going to do that? The process is complicated but fascinating. I noticed that many of you are particularly interested in the details of how we’re going to make this vaccine and get it out to the world, so I wrote an in-depth explainer that will hopefully answer some of your questions.
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