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Virologist Luis Villarreal: “leery” of COVID-19 models, vaccine possible year’s end

Counterpunch, May 13, 2020

May 13, 2020

Virologist Luis Villarreal: “leery” of COVID-19 models, vaccine possible year’s end

Somewhat exasperated by the Covid-19 models publicly showcased over the last two months, I decided to ring up virologist Luis Villarreal for his perspective. Luis Villarreal is founding director of University of California, Irvine’s Center for Virus Research and UCI Professor Emeritus, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. … Villarreal is optimistic that by year’s end we could have a safe, effective Covid-19 vaccine if protocols are adjusted for the promising “new technologies that are much less prone to bad outcomes.”