Ungenear to broked stuff
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- Mar 7, 2011
- Damascus, MD
My daughter was on both of those projects and it always bothered me that when I asked what my darling baby girl had been doing at work, the answer till this last year has always been something like "growing Zika/Ebola/Anthrax/etc" or something worse. She figures out what media and procedures will grow enough of these bugs for the next group to have enough to develop an anti-virus, then she and her group figure out how to scale that up so the production people can have a cook book to follow.Exactly correct! I might add that between the previous corona virus work and the outbreak of SARS-Covid-2, they were working on applying mRNA vaccines to ebola and zika viruses, which helped continue to refine the technology. . . .
Super proud of my brainiac kid!
She just gave me the great news that she's going to be able to get her first shot next week. Somebody finally realized that the people developing and MAKING the vaccine ought to be moved up in line to be able to make it for the rest of us. She was previously excluded because of a pre-existing condition but there's now SO much data on how the shots affect all types of different people that worry no longer is valid.
Basically we already have the biggest efficacy trial ever conducted for safety of any vaccine.