Biology Professor Says Vaccine Development "Not a Surprise" Thanks to Scientific Developments
Jean Engohang-Ndong, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Kent State University at Tuscarawas, has been closely following the development of vaccines for COVID-19. He credits advances in science for helping researchers to develop vaccines in a short period of time.
“We can do things that we would not have been able to do 50 years ago,” Engohang-Ndong said in an interview with The Bargain Hunter. “Because of the technology we have today, you have companies that are specialized in reading the genetic sequence of the virus, which we didn’t have many decades ago. So scientifically, it’s not really a surprise that the vaccine was able to be developed in such a short period of time.”
Distribution of vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna has begun for first responders and others across the country.
“The first shot is going to trigger your immune system to start developing protection. The second shot, that we call a boost, is to cause the immune system to act faster and stronger,” Engohang-Ndong said in the article.
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