April 7, 2020
KANSAS CITY, Mo.
by Sean McDowell
Fox 4 Reporter
Medical research teams, including at least two collections of scientists from the Kansas City metro, are working toward finding a vaccine for COVID-19. Workers are ramping up their efforts to find medicines that can slow and eventually eliminate the effects of coronavirus.
“If we can get an effective vaccine, this will be a tremendous accomplishment,” Dr. Jed Ervin said on Tuesday.
Ervin, who works with the Center for Pharmaceutical Research in south Kansas City, represents a lab filled with hope. He said he’s been part of 80 clinical trials — searches for vaccines to cure ailments such as ebola and Lassa Fever.