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How fast can a vaccine be made? - Dan Kwartler

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When a new pathogen emerges, our bodies and healthcare systems are left vulnerable. And when this pathogen causes the outbreak of a pandemic, there’s an urgent need for a vaccine to create widespread immunity with minimal loss of life. So how quickly can we develop vaccines when we need them most? Dan Kwartler describes the three phases of vaccine development.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Dan Kwartler
  • Director Kunal Sen
  • Narrator Jack Cutmore-Scott
  • Storyboard Artist Kunal Sen
  • Animator Kunal Sen
  • Art Director Kunal Sen
  • Compositor Kunal Sen
  • Music Landon Trimble / Playdate
  • Sound Designer Landon Trimble / Playdate
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
  • Science Consultant Melvin Sanicas, Merlin Sanicas
  • Special Thanks Natalie Coleman

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