This is all wonderful news and incredibly important. Something else I learned today about the Moderna vaccine and its remarkable new design sounds incredibly important too.

Apparently Moderna scientists were able to complete the initial fabrication of the vaccine within two days of receiving genetic information from the Chinese government.

They believe similar design timelines will be possible for many different kinds of vaccines using the same technology, even if testing can take place at a less frantic pace.

That’s an astonishing development, and something to cheer us all perhaps in the face of a steady stream of less positive news.

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