“I think there will be several different vaccines that will work. And that is important because if there were only one vaccine, it would be very difficult to manufacture it for the entire world population, "says Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of medicine at Baylor University, talks with Andrés Oppenheimer about the development of a vaccine against the covid-19 and its distribution in Latin America. 'This, of course, is a global pandemic. So having 'lots of shots on goal', to use a soccer analogy, increases the likelihood that we will have several safe and effective vaccines. The hard part for Latin America is that the capacity to develop new vaccines in Latin America has decreased quite a bit in the last two decades. And the question then is how we will ensure that Latin American countries have access to the vaccines that they are not producing. And this is what worries us a lot, because now we are in talks with several Latin American countries to see if we can scale production there or do clinical trials, because we are very concerned about Latin American countries.
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"I think there will be several different vaccines that will work. And that is important because if there was only one vaccine, it would be very difficult to manufacture it for all | Latin America | CNN