The COVID-19 vaccines are the very beginning of the mRNA revolution
On January 11, 2020, Science Magazine ran a story that has already become a time capsule.
It began, “Scientists worried about China's lack of transparency about a month-old outbreak of pneumonia in the city of Wuhan breathed a sigh of relief today.”
What could the good news possibly have been? International scientific cooperation.
“[A] consortium of researchers published a draft genome of the newly discovered coronavirus suspected of causing the outbreak,” the first sentence continued.
Of course, there was a lot more bad news in early 2020 than good. A couple of paragraphs down the page, the story reported the first of more than six million deaths (as of March 2022) attributed to the coronavirus.
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