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I want life to get back to normal. How close are we to an effective vaccine against COVID-19?

At this unprecedented time, researchers around the world are working toward the common goal of developing a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19. Vaccine expert Dr. Natasha Crowcroft joins The Dose host Dr. Brian Goldman to explain how it's happening and what we need to do in the meantime.

Vaccine expert Dr. Natasha Crowcroft offers her insight on this week's episode of The Dose

A scientist works inside a laboratory in India, one of dozens of research centres around the world trying to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. (Euan Rocha/Reuters)
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Originally published on May 28, 2020

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are anxious to return to normal life, when we can hug our elderly parents or grandparents, safely gather in large groups or maybe even go to a concert or ball game.  Many experts say that can't happen safely until a coronavirus vaccine is developed.

In this unprecedented time, researchers around the world are working toward that goal, but it has to be done safely and follow a careful scientific process.

In this episode of The Dose, Dr. Natasha Crowcroft, a vaccine expert at the the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto and a public health physician with more than 20 years of experience, joins host Dr. Brian Goldman to help explain how close we are to an effective vaccine against COVID-19, the barriers we must overcome to get there, and what we need to do in the meantime to stay as safe as possible and control the spread of coronavirus.

This interview was originally released on The Dose podcast on May 28, 2020.

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