Important story by evaluating the logistical complexities of distributing the vaccines in development.
We’re finally shifting from talking about when we’ll “have a vaccine” to digging into how long it’s going to take for vaccines to be widely distributed & accepted enough to make a real difference in our lives
To stop Covid-19 takes a single-dose vaccine, easy to make worldwide, needing no cold chain, and mass vaccine campaigns in over 200 countries supplemented by ring vaccination in outbreaks. The first few vaccines out won’t do that but may be a great start.
The COVID-19 vaccine is going to need "the largest, most complex vaccination program ever attempted in history." I wrote about what that's going to look like
I hadn't truly wrapped my mind around the long vaccine road ahead until I read this phenomenal story.
Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, federal and state governments still have to distribute it. And a whole new round of trouble could start, reports
"The first #COVID19 vaccine may not ultimately be the most important COVID-19 vaccine."— Gets into the logistics, practical details of freezer temperature, shipping and viability after thawing, multi-dose vials, and more
Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, federal and state governments still have to distribute it. And a whole new round of trouble could start, reports
Logistically, it is not all set up
has the definitive piece on U.S. vaccine logistics, and the associated challenges: The work from 's science/tech/health team continues to astound.
Predicting the eventual expired vaccine debacle of 2021 (if we're lucky)
An interesting difference between the Moderna and Pfizer mRNA vaccines. Moderna RNA is more stable at temperatures of +4 to -20 degrees Celsius whereas the Pfizer vaccine needs to be maintained at -80 which will significantly limit distribution.
Vaccine Chaos is looming. (not just in the USA) Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, federal and state governments still have to distribute it. And a whole new round of trouble could start, reports : .
Vaccine Chaos Is Looming: The COVID-19 vaccines furthest along in clinical trials are the fastest to make, but they are also the hardest to deploy. via
“How are you going to get a vaccine that needs to be stored at –94 degrees into a developing country or a rural area?” Yeah, like the US could organize distributing this...
Once a COVID-19 vaccine is approved, federal and state governments still have to distribute it. And a whole new round of trouble could start, reports
The cold chain nightmare #COVID19
Once a #COVID_19 #vaccine is #approved, federal and state governments still have to distribute it. And a whole new round of trouble could start