NIAID only funds two investigator-initiated grants for pancoronavirus vaccine research. One went to Lbashir BenMohamed, an immunologist [and cellular and molecular immunology professor] at the University of California, Irvine, who has a 5-year, $3.6 million grant and had hoped to enter clinical trials this year. … He now is looking at 2023—if his team can overcome another challenge.
Why efforts to make better, more universal coronavirus vaccines are struggling
Science, July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022