Over the next two months, researchers creating two potential COVID-19 vaccines hope to recruit 60,000 Americans for the final phase 3 testing. Earlier small tests showed the treatments were safe and led to participants developing antibodies against the virus. This last phase must show whether the vaccine reduces the risk of infection. But unlike most vaccine trials, where researchers have to ask 5 to 10 people just to get 1 to participate, with a COVID-19 vaccine, thousands are volunteering. Health experts hope to know if the vaccines work by this fall, allowing widespread distribution as soon as early next year.
That’s Gotta Hurt
The Injuries That Changed Sports Forever
Through the stories of a dozen athletes whose injuries and recovery advanced the field (including Joan Benoit, Michael Jordan, Brandi Chastain, and Tommy John), Dr. Geier explains how sports medicine makes sports safer for the pros, amateurs, student-athletes, and weekend warriors alike.Get the Book