How’d We Get a COVID-19 Vaccine so Fast but None for HIV and Cancer?

How’d We Get a COVID-19 Vaccine so Fast but None for HIV and Cancer?

Well, it’s especially true when you’re contrasting the development of a vaccine for COVID-19 with a vaccine against HIV, cancer or the common cold. In other words, just because scientists haven’t been able to develop a vaccine against HIV after several decades, doesn’t mean researchers need as long to create a COVID-19 vaccine. There is, in fact, one approved cancer vaccine (for prostate cancer) and several more are showing promise in clinical trials. To learn more about HIV, cancer and COVID-19, visit the Basics pages of POZ.com, CancerHealth.com and COVIDhealth.com. Relevant samples include “FDA Authorizes First U.S. COVID-19 Vaccine,” “Black Doctors Urge African Americans to Take COVID-19 Vaccine,” “The First COVID-19 Vaccine Is Here.

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