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Coronavirus Vaccine in 18 Months? Experts Urge Reality Check

  • Scientists worry expectations may race ahead of capability
  • History with HIV vaccine illustrates challenges for field
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As a young researcher in the late 1980s, Michael Kinch wanted to solve the biggest medical puzzle of the day: how to design an HIV vaccine. But dozens of well-funded labs were attacking the problem, a solution seemed easily within reach, and Kinch moved on.