Podcast explains why vaccines are so difficult to produce and some do not yet exist

Covid vaccines are a milestone for world science. They were the fastest developing immunizers in history, with studies starting and reaching the market in less than a year. At the same time, this speed raises the question: if it is possible to develop immunizers so quickly, why are there still so many unvaccinated diseases?

In the fourth episode of the Immune Response, podcast by Folha on how vaccines have changed the world, journalist Reinaldo Jos Lopes explains the main obstacles to creating immunization agents from biotechnological challenges to infrastructure and production.

The episode includes the participation of Letcia Sarturi, Ph.D. from the State University of Maring and professor at the Universidade Paulista (Unip); Flvio Guimares da Fonseca, researcher at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and president of the Brazilian Society of Virology; and Clio Lopes Silva, professor at USP’s Ribeiro Preto Faculty of Medicine and coordinator of the University’s Laboratory of Gene Vaccines.

Listen to the episode:

O Answer Immune published on Wednesday mornings on major podcast platforms. The podcast is produced by Juliana Deodoro and sound editing by Luan Alencar. The support of GSK.

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