“The nurse and physician who saw me both said they had come out of retirement to help with this study.” Ian Haydon in WaPo: I just got a shot of a coronavirus vaccine. I hope it works!

+ “If there is a way—a vaccine, therapy, or drug—to stop the coronavirus, it will be by blocking these proteins from hijacking, suppressing, and evading humans’ cellular machinery. The coronavirus may sound small and simple with its mere 29 proteins, but that is also what makes it hard to fight. It has so few weak spots to exploit.” The Atlantic: The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug.

+ “We’re all trying to do something which we have almost no precedents for, which is accelerating a vaccine in the middle of a pandemic.” NYT: More Coronavirus Vaccines and Treatments Move Toward Human Trials.