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Watch: Views And Brews On The Science Behind A Coronavirus Vaccine

A tent set up in the Austin Convention Center to treat medical emergencies.
Gabriel C. Pérez
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KUT
The convention center has been set up as an alternative care site should hospitals in the Austin area become overwhelmed by coronavirus cases.

A number of COVID-19 vaccine trials are underway in the United States, including here in Austin. The findings on whether a potential vaccine is safe and effective are expected by the end of the year, but experts say it's unlikely a vaccine will be widely available until 2021.

Shelley Payne with LaMontagne Center for Infectious Diseases at UT Austin and Jaquelin Dudley, a professor of molecular biosciences at UT, join KUT's Rebecca McInroy to discuss what's unique about creating a vaccine for the coronavirus, and how scientists determine when one is ready, safe and effective.

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