Anaheim event honors pandemic heroes

An honor roll of distinguished scientists from around the world was recognized for their part in the development and deployment of COVID-19 vaccines at the inaugural Celebration of Heroes gala. … The vaccine was created in just 10 months prompting many to call it the “10-month miracle.” According to Phil Felgner, Ph.D., director of the UCI’s Vaccine Research and Development Center, and one of the Celebration of Heroes award recipients, the feat was made possible by building on more than three decades of previous research on related viruses worldwide, as well as enormous funding and streamlined regulations.