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These coronavirus vaccine trackers keep you updated on progress, companies, latest news

Moderna, AstraZeneca, and Johnson & Johnson are just a few of the companies racing to create a coronavirus vaccine that is safe and effective.

These coronavirus vaccine trackers keep you updated on progress, companies, latest news
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Moderna is making progress. AstraZeneca, too. Johnson & Johnson has scientists tackling the problem on both sides of the Atlantic.

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With so many companies racing to build a vaccine that will successfully protect against COVID-19 and free us from global lockdown hell, keeping up with the latest updates can feel impossible. In a way, that’s a good thing. Bringing a vaccine to market is no easy task—it’s filled with a lot of curve balls, dead ends, disappointments, and factors we can’t control. For the average news consumer, the best course of action might be to tune out the noise and just follow the big announcements.

But you’re not the average news consumer, are you? You need to know everything that’s happening in the world of coronavirus vaccine development at every moment.

If you insist on obsessing over vaccine updates—tracking every pharmaceutical company, every Phase 1 trial, every candidate—I’ve rounded up a few resources below where you can do just that. Bookmark these lists and try to go on with life!

  • New York Times vaccine tracker: This is a nice little tool that gives you the top-line stats right up top. At last count, more than 160 vaccines were in development, and four are already in Phase III trials. Find it here.
  • RAPS.org COVID vaccine tracker: This table from the Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society is updated regularly and lets you sort the list by funding, phase, and other factors. Find it here.
  • STAT’s COVID-19 Drugs and Vaccine Tracker: This list from the health-focused news organization is updated every five minutes via Google Sheets. Find it here.
  • COVID-19 Treatment and Vaccine Tracker: This list from the Milken Institute’s FasterCures center includes treatments along with vaccines being developed, and you can download the info in your own spreadsheet. Find it here.
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Christopher Zara is a senior staff news editor for Fast Company and obsessed with media, technology, business, culture, and theater. Before coming to FastCo News, he was a deputy editor at International Business Times, a theater critic for Newsweek, and managing editor of Show Business magazine

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