STAT+: Can we really get better Covid vaccines? There are big hurdles, but some hope

At a White House summit on next-generation Covid vaccines, there was tremendous optimism — and glimmers of a tractable path to better products.

On Tuesday, White House officials gathered scientists, pharmaceutical executives, and experts in public health at a summit to try to lay out a path toward creating better vaccines. What was the upshot?

For starters, there was tremendous optimism about the prospects for developing next-generation vaccines. And there were, in fact, glimmers of a tractable path to better products — if Congress will provide billions of dollars to speed things up.

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