COVID-19 vaccine testing is underway Today’s Video of the Day from the American Chemical Society (ACS) explores how long it may take for a COVID-19 vaccine to be approved.
It usually takes about ten years of development before vaccines become available to the public.
With COVID-19, experts have been at an advantage because coronaviruses have been studied for years.
The virus that causes COVID-19 infection, SARS-CoV-2, is closely related to the first SARS coronavirus that caused an outbreak in 2003.
According to the ACS, a COVID-19 vaccine could be available in about 14 months if the current trials are successful.
Video Credit: American Chemical Society