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Episode 2: Other COVID-19 Vaccine Platforms

Updated: Feb 2, 2021

In this episode, Heather provides an in-depth discussion on the COVID-19 vaccine platforms other than mRNA, currently in clinical trials around the world. These include self-replicating mRNA, DNA, Protein-based, Attenuated virus, Inactivated virus, Repurposed vaccines, and virus vector vaccines. Heather discusses what each platform is, their pros and cons, and let's you know about those with current emergency use authorization.

  • What each platform involves

  • Pros and cons

  • Those of each type currently authorized for emergency use

  • Unexpected introduction to salty Heather after a rough week.

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Adenovirus image below by Dr. Richard Feldmann at the National Cancer Institute

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