We’re not going to get a COVID-19 vaccine overnight, but it might come sooner than you think. Generally speaking, it takes about 12 years for a new drug to make it to the market, but a vaccine for a type of virus that already has a vaccine can be done much faster, especially when the regulatory red lights are pulled out of the equation. Still, clinical trials take time, and most importantly they take willing volunteer participants.
People love to benefit from medical research but few people are willing to participate in medical research. Unfortunately, we are going to have to get thousands of people to participate in multiple trials in order to get a good working vaccine in time to make a difference. Learn more about clinical trials below.