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Opinion: Our next vaccine must stomp out variants and end COVID pandemics once and for all

The Hill, Feb. 28, 2022 (Opinion)

February 28, 2022

Opinion: Our next vaccine must stomp out variants and end COVID pandemics once and for all

Steve A. N. Goldstein, MA, MD, Ph.D., FAAP, the vice chancellor of Health Affairs [and Distinguished Professor in the School of Medicine] writes, “At the University of California, Irvine, our pan-coronavirus program that is designed to protect against COVID-19, the common cold and coronaviruses … has already entered phase 1 clinical trials. As we await the trial results, it is incumbent on national and international governing bodies, the pharmaceutical, health and nonprofit sectors and the social enterprise community to innovate so we can manufacture, supply and deploy the vaccine around the globe.”