How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

How to Ship a Vaccine at –80°C, and Other Obstacles in the Covid Fight

Now that a vaccine is in the works, what are the logistics of getting that out to the masses? This article shows the process of start to finish.

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Developing an effective vaccine is the first step. Then comes the question of how to deliver hundreds of millions of doses that may need to be kept at arctic temperatures.

Many things will have to work out to end the coronavirus pandemic. Drug companies will have to develop a safe and effective vaccine. Billions of people will have to consent to vaccination.

But there are more prosaic challenges, too. Among them: Companies may have to transport tiny glass vials thousands of miles while keeping them as cold as the South Pole in the depths of winter.

Continue to article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/18/business/coronavirus-covid-vaccine-cold-frozen-logistics.html