Slate: It Will Probably Take Longer Than 12 to 18 Months to Get a Vaccine

Slate: It Will Probably Take Longer Than 12 to 18 Months to Get a Vaccine. “That timeline feels … long. And, though we might be able to get back to some kind of normalcy with the help of testing and therapies, it’s actually on the shorter side of when we will get a vaccine. ‘Everybody would love to say yes, we can achieve an 18-month vaccine turnaround—but it’s a goal,’ says Maria Elena Bottazzi, a virologist at Baylor who is working on a couple possible vaccines against COVID-19. ‘If you look historically, we’ve never been able to develop a vaccine with that timeline.'”