Dr. Amy Hulme has studied HIV/AIDS for most of her professional career.
A year ago, her virology research shifted when COVID-19 spread across the globe.
Hulme, assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Missouri State University, now spends much of her time reading data about the virus and the new vaccines created to fight it.
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“When I was teaching about COVID this summer, I was like, ‘Guys, a year to vaccine? That’s not going to happen,’” Hulme said. “But, everything worked along the way. Companies were building on technology that they had been working on for years. So even though approval has been fast, that’s because there was a lot of basic science research, and even clinical research, for years that got us to this point.”
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