“Vaccine development typically takes years, even decades. The progress of the last 11 months shifts the paradigm for what’s possible, creating a new model for vaccine development and a toolset for a world that will have to fight more never-before-seen viruses in years to come. But the pandemic wasn’t a sudden eureka moment — it was a catalyst that helped ignite lines of research that had been moving forward for years, far outside the spotlight of a global crisis.” Carolyn Y. Johnson in WaPo: How the leading coronavirus vaccines made it to the finish line.

+ The New Yorker: Countdown to a Coronavirus Vaccine.