The technology behind the new vaccines

  • Ben Morris
  • Technology of Business Editor

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Ebola vaccine was not ready in time for the 2014 outbreak

“Infectious diseases evolve much faster than us and much faster than our defenses.”

“I think it is deeply naive to think that we have them under control,” says Richard Hatchett, executive director of the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).

His organization was created after the 2014 Ebola outbreak, when a vaccine was developed, but too late to have an impact on the outbreak.

With more than $ 750 million (£ 571 million) from governments and organizations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it is funding promising new vaccine technologies.


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