A group of medical aid organizations from the United Kingdom, Norway & France made it all possible, crunching a normally years-long process down to 12 months or less to get Merck’s vaccine out there and save at least 4,000+ people.
The bigger takeaway is, if they can do this well, this fast, with something as fearsome as Ebola, can the end of other serious viruses be far behind?…
“10/52 music is the cure”, by Flickr user Scarleth Marie
“Science centre Tower Glasgow 1”, by Craig Young
• Source: Guardian UK
• More Coverage: io9 | NPR
• Source Study: TheLancet-Efficacy and effectiveness of an rVSV-vectored vaccine expressing Ebola surface glycoprotein: interim results from the Guinea ring vaccination cluster-randomised trial