Why Rushing Release of a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Make Things Worse

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Americans seem to have an intuitive understanding of the safety question. See what “safe” really means.

By Alexander MacInnis

You’ve probably had a lot of conversations like this one.

You: “How are you and your family holding up with the COVID pandemic?”

They: “It stinks. It causes so many problems! I can’t wait for it to be over. As soon as we get a vaccine, it should get much better quickly. I think we’ll have one by the end of the year.”

Me: “If we have one soon, will…

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