What Next in the Hunt for a Covid-19 Vaccine?

Resurgences in outbreaks make it clear that ending the pandemic requires more than testing, contact tracing, and social distancing, says Morningstar's Karen Anderson

Karen Andersen, CFA 4 September, 2020 | 9:27AM

Coronavirus Vaccine

Since our last update, US coronavirus cases have surged higher than we expected for several reasons.

In an interview in June, Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, said transmission for Covid-19 won’t follow the wave pattern we have seen with influenza pandemics. He expects ongoing transmission in the US could look more like a slow burn, likening the pandemic to a forest fire and uninfected individuals to remaining wood to burn, with hills and valleys in the outbreak in different regions.

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Karen Andersen, CFA  Karen Andersen, CFA, is a senior stock analyst with Morningstar.

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