Testing is one piece of reopening society, but experts are still relying on the help of a COVID-19 vaccine to keep the public safe. Researchers are increasingly optimistic that scientists are getting closer to developing a vaccine, even though we’re barely months into identifying and learning about the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Human and clinical trials are well underway, but just when they will be ready for manufacture and distribution is another story.
What is a realistic timeline and does one exist? Briana Vannozzi of NJTV News asked Dr. Vincent Silenzio, an expert in urban and global public health at Rutgers University.